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How police officers can prepare for a promotion

First tip: Ensure you’re informed on key law enforcement issues within your agency to stand out during the oral exam

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Are you seeking a promotion? In this video, Lexipol co-founder and risk management expert Gordon Graham breaks down how to stay informed on key law enforcement issues to stand out during the oral exam.

Network with sergeants, lieutenants, training managers and aides to identify important topics. Review new policies and training bulletins, as they highlight departmental priorities. Utilize online resources, because staying informed is crucial — even if you’re not seeking a promotion.

Get more tips from Gordon here.

For you to come out on top, you will be a blend of having the chops and showing up as your best-presented self

Gordon Graham has been actively involved in law enforcement since 1973. He spent nearly 10 years as a very active motorcycle officer while also attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC to do his graduate work in Safety and Systems Management with an emphasis on Risk Management, and Western State University to obtain his law degree. In 1982 he was promoted to sergeant and also admitted to the California State Bar and immediately opened his law offices in Los Angeles.