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PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

PoliceOne Police Reserve Article Gets Thumbs Up

The varied opinions law enforcement professionals harbor towards reservists, and the services they provide, are highlighted by the mega-cop website PoliceOne.com.  Doug Wyllie, the senior editor of Praetorian Group’s PoliceOne.com and a good friend (I’ve had many articles published by Doug on PoliceOne) had elicited feedback from their readers on the role of reserve law enforcement officers.  Sometimes known as auxiliaries, the variety of responses that Doug received and his reasoned analysis of the comments, reflected the diversity … Read entire article »

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Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

As a former police chief who ran a basic criminal justice academy in Florida, I often get questions on how to become a Florida certified and trained reserve or auxiliary police officer.  This article also covers how to become a full-time police officer or deputy sheriff.  Florida has been one of the more progressive states in mandating training standards for folks who serve on a volunteer or part-time basis with police and sheriff’s offices throughout the Sunshine State. Among … Read entire article »

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Police Job Applicants Arrested: Sex, Drugs, and Jail

Police Job Applicants Arrested: Sex, Drugs, and Jail

Whether you are a full-time or reserve police officer or deputy sheriff job applicant, this cautionary tale is for you.  A recent story out of California about a San Diego Police job application and its jail bound author reminded me of the wide variety of folks that inexplicably apply to become a law enforcement officer. Many do not deserve to make it through the process.  Thankfully usually, honorable police executives do their best to weed people out that … Read entire article »

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Police Job Jumpstart: Police Reserves Stand Out

Police Job Jumpstart: Police Reserves Stand Out

We’ve all seen this or maybe you are living it yourself.  The endless nightmare of answering job announcements for police officer, deputy sheriff, or state trooper positions only to find you didn’t make the cut.  You took written tests, physical agility tests, went to oral boards, and so on. So what can you do to get that coveted thumbs up on your quest to become a police officer?  How do you get past all the hurdles?  … Read entire article »

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