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Want a Job or Promotion? Start by Building Your Personal Brand

Whether you want to be hired by a police department, transferred to another unit, or get promoted, you have to attract the attention of those who can help get you where you want to go. It is important to stand out among the crowd. First, you have to figure out who you are, which is, in essence, your personal brand. Here are some steps to help you identify your brand and use it to market yourself for that next career or promotion opportunity.

Putting Experience to Work: The Value of a Formal Mentoring Program

Law enforcement agencies around the country have gotten smarter about who they hire and how they nurture individuals throughout their careers. One tool that has been proven to meet both goals is the development of formal mentoring programs for officers. Such programs can help increase the retention of new officers, help develop healthier officers, and improve agency morale. Learn how the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) built its mentoring program, how it uses mentoring in its recruiting efforts, and how its program has helped lower officer discipline rates by 40 percent.

Networking: Are You Doing it Right?

By Matthew Loux, criminal justice faculty at American Military University

One of the best ways for law enforcement to gain an advantage, whether it is solving a crime or looking for that next great job, is to network with colleagues.

There are several techniques law enforcement personnel can implement to seek out others within the law enforcement community.

9 Ways to Insert Yourself into Your Agency’s Succession Plan

By Jeff Kuhn Public safety agencies continue to grapple with challenges of effective succession planning brought on by the aging of baby-boomers, early retirements due to budgetary cutbacks, and lack of resources for adequate management training. The responsibility for preparing future leadership within these agencies is most commonly placed in the hands of police, fire and emergency management executives.