Becoming a Police Officer
An Insider's Guide to a Career in
Law Enforcement
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Copyright © 2018  Barry M. Baker  
17 self-help articles to aid
you in the police hiring
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
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
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
Descriptions and links
to all branches of the
United States Military
Becoming a Police Officer