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home > blog articles > tips for becoming a police officer (pro guide)   By Brian Humenuk, MS|CJA, COPJOT   Released on January 20, 2023 Updated on June 9, 2024 ⏱️ 4 minute read There are few professions left in this world that can provide you with excitement, a sense of accomplishment, great income and benefits, and early retirement. Law enforcement is a career path that many are interested in but few pursue because of the hiring process, the police academy and the difficult challenges and danger of the job itself.  and... Let's face it, society needs police officers, sheriff deputies and state troopers...

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home >> blog articles > best tips for police leaders building a positive organizational culture     By Brian Humenuk, MS|CJA, COPJOT Released: March 11, 2024 ⏱️ 4-minute read or less  Introduction In the winding, twisting, and sometimes thorny landscape of law enforcement, the impact of police leaders echoes far beyond individual actions. Central to the success and efficacy of a police department is the cultivation of a positive organizational culture. It is one of the most important pillars of organization success and once achieved it can be the pinnacle of an agency heads career.  But a positive organizational culture is only one aspect of a police...

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 home >> blog articles > what are the best earmuffs for police range training? (pro guide)     By Brian Humenuk, MS|CJA, COPJOT Updated on December 2, 2023 ⏱️ 4-minute read or less   As a law enforcement officer, you rely on your hearing every day. Your ability to hear everything around you is critical and if it becomes compromised there is a good chance you will be looking for reasons on why your hearing has changed for the worse. And… If you are a law enforcement officer you might not have to look far.  The National Library of Medicine conducted research and wrote Noise-Induced Hearing Loss...

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home > blog articles > 7 powerful police leadership books the brass are reading today      By Brian Humenuk, MS|CJA, COPJOT Released: February 21, 2024 ⏱️ 4-minute read or less   A police leader is not merely an authority figure but a guide, mentor, and source of inspiration for their employees. The journey involves continuous learning, adapting to evolving landscapes, and cultivating a leadership style that resonates with both officers and the community. In essence, becoming a police leader is a transformative journey that goes beyond titles—it's a calling to make a positive impact, lead with honor, and safeguard the well-being of those they serve. To...

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home >> blog articles > 9 startling effects job stress has on law enforcement officers     By Brian Humenuk, MS|CJA, COPJOT Released: February 21, 2024 5-minute read or less   Does working as a police officer subject one to hazardous health risks? Yes, No, Maybe? Is there enough studies and data out there that I can say working as a police officer can lead stress, mental health problems and even death and suicide? For many years now I have thought to myself why isn't there warning labels on the employment applications for law enforcement officers?  Something like "Warning, the job you are applying for can be...

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