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

Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel said the new officers will patrol the Kensington area on foot and bicycle, and begin enforcing stricter drug laws this summer
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