Today’s article is a guest post by Paula Parker, 2nd Vice President of Texas Women in Law Emforcement (TWLE) organization and a police officer with Missouri City Police Department. Ms. Parker began her career in law enforcement in 2001. She spent the first six years of her career with Stafford Police Department [...]
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Alana Forrest is a Captain at the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department. She has worked in the field of law enforcement and criminal justice for 27 years.
How did you first become interested in this field?
My uncle was a police officer.
What type of training best prepared you for your work as police captain?
I earned an [...]
Rookie police officers are supposed to make mistakes. It’s all part of the learning process. If you are fresh out of the Police Academy and are worried about making mistakes once you are on your own, here’s a list of ways to avoid the most common rookie mistakes.
Pay attention to what is going on around [...]
Douglas Maifeld is a Police Corporal and D.A.R.E. Officer in Maine. He has been in this line of work for over 21 years.
How did you become interested in criminal justice?
I have always wanted to become a police officer even since I was 6 years old.
What type of training or education prepared you for your [...]
If you are currently enrolled in a criminal justice or police science degree program, or you are thinking about pursuing a career in law enforcement, it would be very beneficial for you to get some hands on experience in the field. Internships, volunteer work, and auxiliary police officer positions are all excellent ways to prepare [...]
If you have a sense for justice and want to maintain public order, prevent crime, and apprehend criminals in society, a career as a police officer could be the right fit for you. You will, however, need to participate in an intensive training program to prepare for the job.
In Boston, for example, police officers must [...]