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Police Jobs & Careers

The Police Careers and Advancement topic page offers expert advice for officers to follow that can enable a steady rise through the ranks.

Maintaining law and order is a big job; our A-Z guide breaks down the roles that get it done
Over the years, officers have cultivated their own language, using phrases that only those in law enforcement would understand; check out our list to see if you’re current on your police jargon
From sturdy standing desks to protein-packed snacks, these tools will enhance your study sessions and help you excel in your learning
First tip: Ensure you’re informed on key law enforcement issues within your agency to stand out during the oral exam
Funaiock discusses her role as a police captain, how SWAT prepared her for leadership and her vision for women’s roles and promotion in law enforcement
Meet Alison Funaiock: Newport News Police Department’s trailblazing captain, former SWAT sniper and community advocate
Beyond earning a second salary and exploring a new field, becoming a college instructor as a former law enforcement officer has many benefits — for you and your students
And go to school for free, if you want
Everyone they’re talking to can likely do the job – here’s how to make yourself stand out
Above all else, remember that if at first you don’t succeed, try again — harder
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