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Copyright © 2020  Barry M. Baker  
CareerPoliceOfficer.com
17 self-help articles to aid you
in the police hiring process
Becoming a Detective, Chain of Command, Civilian
Review Board, Concealed Carry Law for Cops,
Corruption,  Disciplinary Processes, Double
Jeopardy, Education, Fairness, Falsely Accused, Field
Training Officer, Foot Patrol, Gun Control,
Information Technology, In-Service Training,
Overtime Pay, Performance Evaluation Report, Police
Cars, Politics, Promotions, Polygraph, Public Image,
Radio Etiquette, Rank Insignias, Rank Structure,
Rule of Law, Salaries and Benefits, Service Pistols,
Statistics, Traffic Stops, Undercover Cops,
Why Some Die... more
911 Nightmare, Case Folders, Child Abuse,
Confusion Over UCR, Debriefing Arrests, DNA,
Downgrading Crime, Importance of Crime Reports,
Psychology of Downgrading, Quality Control
Challenge, UCR and Prosecution, Drugs-CDS,
Eyewitness, False Reports, Hate Crimes, Missing
Persons, Photo Line-up, Plea Bargain, Police Report
Writing, Administrative Report, Arrest Report,
Follow-up Report, Homicide Report, Juvenile
Custody Report, Misc Incident Report, Rape Report,
Report Narrative, Software, Use of Force Report,
Writing Skills, Profiling, Sexual Assaults,
Uncooperative Victims, Under-reported Sex Crimes,
Unfounded Reports, Victim Classification
Back-up Gun (BUG), Contagious Shooting,
Everybody’s an Expert, Female Cops and Force,
Nobody’s Perfect, Police Brutality, Power of Arrest,
Prisoner Retention, Scott v. Harris, Shooting
Scenario, Shooting Dogs, Shoot Me, Shots Fired,
SWAT, Use of Force-Taser
Alcohol and Stress, Conflict Resolution, Domestic
Violence, Money and Stress, ObamaGates[s],
Organizational Stress, Personal Associations,
Personal Crisis Industry, Physical Fitness, Police
Stress Resource Links, Prejudice and Stress, Sexual
Stress-Female Police Officer, Sexual Stress-Male
Police Officer, Shooting People, Thinking Out of the
Box, Too Much Compassion
Bombs and Bomb Treats, Cops-Pols-Media-
Terrorists, Counterterrorism Analysis, Homeland
Security Press Releases, Illegal Immigration,
Intelligence Collection, LE Intel-Counterterrorism,
Military to Private Sector, Money Laundering, Private
Military Contractors, Seal Teams, Secrets in the
Open, Securing America’s Border, Terrorism
Resource Links, Terrorist v. Criminal, Torture,
Virtual Worlds Intelligence, War, Worldwide
Terrorism
Aviation, Bicycle Cops, Body Armor, Civil Liability,
Employment, Federal LE Careers, Fourth
Amendment, Fraternal Order of Police, K-9 Training,
Magazines and Publications, Marine Patrol, Miranda
Warning, Motorcycle Police, Mounted Police, National
Archive CJ Data, National CJ Reference Service,
Online Criminal Justice Degrees, Paramedics,
Probable Cause, Police Abuse Websites, Reasonable
Suspicion, Sexual Harassment, Traffic Accident
Investigation, Training Commissions (POST),
Uniform Crime Reports (FBI), United States Military
Police Officer Entrance Exam-What You Should
Know, Police Officer Jobs-How to Get Hired Faster,
Why Police Employment May Be For You, Becoming
A Cop-The Blue And You, The Police
Test-Techniques For Top Scores, Police Officer Test
Tips To Jump Start Your Career, Police Test
Tips-Timing As A Factor, Police Polygraph Exam
Tips, Police Oral Interview Preparation, How To
Become A Police Officer, Police Polygraph Questions,
Police Oral Boards-Use of Force Continuum, Police
Exam-The Police Physical Ability Test, Seven
Strategies-Reading Comprehension, The Police
Officer Exam-Tips For Success, Police Exam-How to
Think Like A Police Officer, Oral Board
Interview-From Stress To Success
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Police Test Preparation, Federal Test Preparation,
Criminal Justice Careers, Deadly Force, Ethics,
Families, FBI, Forensics, Military, Patrol, Police
Stories, Report Writing, Secret Service, Stress,
Tactical, Technology, Terrorism, Weight loss Diet
Books, Weight Training, Women
There are a lot of current, retired, or
former police officers turned authors
who have their own websites, but
those sites are not easily found unless
you know where to look for them.

I've found nearly 150 of those
websites, and I've linked them
here at CareerPoliceOfficer.com.
The Influence of Television, A Lot of Realism… but
not really, The CSI Phenomenon, Cop Shows Can
Be Educational, Breaking the Rules, Less
Destruction Equals More Realism, Hi-Tech
Information, Compassionate Cops, Workplace
Relationships
International Police Agencies, Criminal Justice
Universities, Daniel Pipes, John R. Lott, Raymond E.
Foster, United States Constitution,
Women-Unmarked Police Cars and Traffic Stops, A
High School Lesson
Descriptions and links
to all branches of the
United States Military
Becoming a
Police Officer
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