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Investing in yourself: Success strategies for women officers

Investing Long-term In the world of finance, stocks, bonds and mutual funds are the primary means of currency. In law enforcement, training, education and experience serve that purpose. Invest for the long term. Do not subscribe to the notion that all training is …

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Financial planning tips for police officers

(3 days ago) Policing Matters is a weekly law enforcement podcast bringing you the latest news and critical issues impacting police officers. Listen as Police1 columnist and deputy chief Jim Dudley (ret.) sits down with law enforcement and criminal justice experts from across the country to talk strategy and trends in policing.

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Ramifications of the 'debt deal' on long-term investing

(6 days ago) Long-Term Investing & Financial Planning for LEOs Ramifications of the 'debt deal' on long-term investing. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now…This was the most unkindest cut of all. — William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

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Why it’s time to replace your legacy technology with a

(6 days ago) If your agency has been putting off investing in a modern digital evidence system, you may be putting your agency at a disadvantage Sponsored by Axon. By Police1 BrandFocus Staff. It would be an understatement to say that technology has substantially transformed law enforcement in the past 20 years. Imagine a clerk having to search paper

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Don't become a victim of financial identity theft

(4 days ago) Long-Term Investing & Financial Planning for LEOs Don't become a victim of financial identity theft. Financial identity theft in the United States creates $54 billion dollars in damages and 15 million victims a year — and yes, some of those victims are cops

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Police Week: What's important now

(7 days ago) Investing in the future means that you accept responsibility for your training, your fitness and your skills. Abdicating the responsibility for training to your agency and only training when “it is on the company time and the company dime” means abdicating the responsibility for your safety and well-being, as well as the safety and well

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2 grants for firearms training programs ǀ PoliceOne

(1 days ago) If you are considering investing in a simulation program, JAG funding could be your solution. Applying for these dollars will require that you: Familiarize yourself with your state’s current JAG plan and check to make certain that law enforcement training is still a priority area for your state.

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Life after law enforcement: Becoming a business owner

(Just Now) It’s important to remember when making this decision that starting a business is a huge commitment; make sure that what you’re investing in is more than just a hobby. If you make the leap to business ownership, then it should be something that is your true passion.

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Busted! 6 common myths about automatic license plate

(Just Now) The company is investing in artificial intelligence to enhance its ALPR capabilities – but AI is not a magic bullet, caution Crary and Normington. “If you haven’t got the foundational experience in place, just being able to do AI doesn’t necessarily help you unlock all the secrets,” said Normington.

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New academy focuses on foundational leadership skills to

(8 days ago) Investing in supervisors is an investment in law enforcement’s future. These are interesting times for law enforcement. In addition to the stress of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several incidents around the country that have started large movements that are challenging law enforcement agencies to examine how they do business.

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The IRS, charitable organizations, and investing in

(4 days ago) The IRS, charitable organizations, and investing in America's youth. When all else is lost, the future still remains — Bovee Is the United States jeopardizing the future of its most populous group — young people under the age of 30 — by squandering resources rather than investing in young people? In my opinion, yes.

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New VC, Responder Ventures, launches investments to focus

(1 days ago) Jupiter, FL (November, 2016) – Responder Ventures, LLC announces the formal launch of its industry-leading venture capital firm dedicated to investing in innovative products and solutions for the public safety sector. Responder aims to identify and support the top technologies available to assist first responder ventures within law enforcement, EMS, fire safety and military.

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How to supplement your police pension with additional income

(Just Now) Investing in real estate is probably the single best wealth-generation tool available. It won’t make you rich overnight, but a sustained strategy can be an outstanding wealth-building strategy. There are many opportunities such as flipping houses, rental properties, or investing in real estate funds.

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How to enhance your PD's recruiting efforts and hire the

(7 days ago) Moreover, consider investing in professional recruiting services to help tell the story of why someone would want to be a police officer in your community. Successful recruiters understand the current generation, and the significance of the internet and social media.

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Video: Building financial strength in LEO families

(1 days ago) Building financial strength in LEO families: Pension, investing and retirement accounts Copy and paste the code to embed this video. Close As a police officer, you spend a ton of time training to ensure your safety on the job. But what about your financial safety? In this video, Nick Daugherty explains how you can build financial security for

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PoliceOne and Lexipol Merge, Creating Comprehensive

(5 days ago) The newly combined company is owned by The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. To learn more, visit www.lexipol.com and www.praetoriandigital.com. About PoliceOne

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SceneDoc closes investment round to support ambitious growth

(4 days ago) With a team of seasoned industry and investment professionals, Responder is dedicated to addressing the most pressing problems within public safety by investing in technologies and supporting entrepreneurs that make our communities, and those who serve them, safer. www.responderventures.com

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How to plan for a successful retirement from law enforcement

(Just Now) 3. Make Health Your Priority. In the 1970s, the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research conducted a study that concluded that on average, retired police officers die within five years of retirement. If that’s still true, then I don’t have long to live, but I’m guessing this is no longer true.

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Financial fitness for law enforcement officers

(6 days ago) If you are one that says that is still too much, let’s take into account the matching contribution of your employer. If you can invest 5% ($245 per month) and your department matches another 5%, then investing $489 per month from age 21 to age 57, totals over $3 million. That is some staggering retirement savings if you start early. Life

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Chicago mayor says cost of proposed police academy likely

(7 days ago) CHICAGO — The city’s controversial police and fire academy planned for the West Side is likely to be a lot more expensive than originally thought, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday. As it’s now designed, the proposed $95 million training facility in West Garfield Park that former Mayor Rahm Emanuel got the City Council to approve

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Why every officer should be trained to SWAT standards

(9 days ago) If we as a profession would realize the benefits to investing more time into training our officers to be more competent and confident in their abilities, the return on the investment would be ten-fold. 2. Equipment: SWAT teams/officers receive special equipment or tools to aid them in accomplishing their mission. Whether its personalized

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How an Alaska police department increased shooting

(4 days ago) Even though investing in officers is of the utmost importance, one of the biggest deciding purchasing factors will always be money. The Staccato P, along with accessories including weapon-mounted red dot, light, and compatible holster, totaled $2,825.32 per officer.

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Implementing a 'tactical fitness' program

(6 days ago) This will lend instant credibility to your program and show your officers that you are serious in investing into a program that will help prolong their careers and lives. Do your research and find a trainer that has worked with law enforcement agencies and understands the specific physical needs and demands of the law enforcement occupation. 5.)

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Ohio governor pushes $10M budget for body cameras on all

(4 days ago) (Tip line number is 844-723-3764.) — $13 million to expand the Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center, which assists local police with forensic analysis of seized electronics. — $8 million for grants to reduce violent crime by investing in gun shot detection technology, creating gun intelligence centers and supporting community initiatives

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Video: Building financial strength in LEO families: The plan

(8 days ago) Building financial strength in LEO families: Pension, investing and retirement accounts. Building financial strength in LEO families: Life insurance. More Budget Videos. Budget Poll: Most Portland residents want police presence maintained or increased. 7 ways to spend a $1,000 bonus.

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Video: Building financial strength in LEO families: Intro

(9 days ago) Building financial strength in LEO families: Pension, investing and retirement accounts. More Budget Videos. Budget Poll: Most Portland residents want police presence maintained or increased. 7 ways to spend a $1,000 bonus. Mayor's proposed city budget slightly increases spending for LAPD.

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Utility Associates' BodyWorn™ Police Body Cameras Backed

(7 days ago) With 40 years of private equity experience, Mr. Hicks pioneered the "buy and build" strategy of investing and founded Hicks Muse Tate & Furst, which raised more than $12 billion of private equity across six funds and completed over $50 billion of leveraged acquisitions. Hicks looks for established companies with proven track records, strong

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Video: Building financial strength in LEO families: Debt

(4 days ago) Building financial strength in LEO families: Pension, investing and retirement accounts. More Budget Videos. Budget Poll: Most Portland residents want police presence maintained or increased. 7 ways to spend a $1,000 bonus. Mayor's proposed city budget slightly increases spending for LAPD.

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Five questions to answer before buying a video redaction

(3 days ago) Police departments investing in a redaction solution quickly discover that they need something that can work with any sort of video, not just body cameras. Video from in-car video systems, mobile phones and fixed surveillance systems also needs redaction. Many cloud-based solutions are only compatible with the cameras sold by those vendors, so

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The best knife for an officer is one that helps him do his

(8 days ago) It’s worth investing in a piece that will last over a decade, if not more. A mistake Fraker has seen many officers make is purchasing cheap knives that easily break under pressure, especially when you need them the most. “It’s hard to explain, but really, having a Benchmade knife is like having a part of me at this point,” he said.

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Getting your officers ready for NIBRS

(5 days ago) Achieving success in one’s career is a highly personal goal for most professionals. Individuals are primed to want to succeed. By giving your personnel the proper tools to do so, your agency is smartly investing in one of your important resources, your people.

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How to make the most of your military experience on your

(2 days ago) Focus on discipline, leadership “Leverage your leadership experience and talk about your ability to make decisions under pressure,” said Jon Tasch, a naval officer turned FBI special agent (turned entrepreneur).“The FBI and law enforcement in general are looking for leaders. This is what sets you apart from most other applicants. …

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Video: Building financial strength in LEO families: Life

(4 days ago) Building financial strength in LEO families: Pension, investing and retirement accounts. More Budget Videos. Budget Cyberattackers are coming for public safety; prepare now. Poll: Most Portland residents want police presence maintained or increased. 7 ways to spend a $1,000 bonus.

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Police foot patrols: 3 pluses and 3 pitfalls

(3 days ago) Sep 28, 2016. Not too long ago, Newburgh (N.Y.) was a quiet little city on the western shore of the Hudson River about an hour north of New York City. Today, however, Newburgh reportedly has one of the highest rates of violent crime in the state as the Bloods or the Latin Kings battle over turf and the growing illegal drug trade.

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Why police officers should take advantage of tax breaks

(8 days ago) The 457 deferred compensation plans are named after the IRS Code Section 457. In 2010, annual contributions to the 457 (b) deferred compensation plan is limited to 100 percent of compensation to a maximum of $16,500, and indexed for inflation in $500 increments, up to age 50. Participants age 50 and over may defer up to $22,000.

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2011 in Review: Rethinking prosperity and improving

(7 days ago) Long-Term Investing & Financial Planning for LEOs 2011 in Review: Rethinking prosperity and improving personal budgets . As we approach a new year in 2012, it is important that a key to ones overall happiness is finding the correct balance in life

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5 cities where police salary and housing prices don’t add up

(9 days ago) Here are five instances where the 25 percent rule isn’t realistic. 1. San Francisco. Starting salary: $81,380. Top step officer: $113,282. Median sales price of a home: $1,100,000. Median rent: $4,600. A rookie would need to spend 67.83 percent of his or her gross income on rent.

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Review: Glock G43X and G48

(2 days ago) The gun is very similar to the G43X with the same capacity set at 10+1. However, this gun is longer in the slide by just under an inch. Particularly, the sight radius of the G43X is listed as 5.24 inches while the G48 is 5.98 inches. This technically makes the G43X a sub-compact model, and the G48 a compact model.

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Chicago police end program aimed at predicting gun

(4 days ago) "We will continue investing in technology that supports our collective mission," Agostini said. He said that includes the department's network of tech-focused facilities, known as Strategic Decision Support Centers. The centers are staffed by police and data analysts, who use surveillance video, gunshot detection systems and other information

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Police jobs: How to get a police promotion

(2 days ago) Candidates seeking promotion will improve their chance of success by investing in learning the process itself. As testing is usually timed, casual candidates may lose valuable time trying to figure out the requirements or structure of the test itself. From the perspective of a rater on various promotional boards in California, Texas, Louisiana

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How police officers can boost finances without working

(5 days ago) Jason Hoschouer is a law enforcement officer with an agency in the San Francisco Bay area in California. In addition to patrolling the streets as a motor officer, Hoschouer helps fellow LEOs with financial coaching through his company, GPS Financial Coaching. Hoschouer’s column on Police1 covers everything from motors to monies, from britches

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New Seattle police chief reassigning 100 cops to patrol to

(8 days ago) The mayor, who is to unveil her proposed 2021 budget on Sept. 28, said she’ll be sharing more later this month about the $100 million she wants to invest in BIPOC communities and the process, to be community-led, for investing that money to address affordable housing, education equity, access to health care and other “upstream” solutions

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BRINC Drones custom payloads, features aid SWAT operations

(Just Now) Instead of investing in autonomous flight capabilities, the nearly indestructible $8,999 LEMUR is designed for operators to fly into hard-to-navigate locations where GPS is only a dream. Unlike most other drones, the LEMUR can be flown into a building and scooted underneath a piece of furniture to watch and listen.

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DJI drives the future of commercial drones at AirWorks 2020

(6 days ago) Drone-based LiDAR Sensors: DJI has been investing directly in lidar technology through its open innovation program that incubated Livox Technology Company. Livox’s new 498 grams lightweight Avia lidar sensor is compact, capable and able to be attached directly to the DJI Matrice 200 and Matrice 300 series drones to enable highly accurate 3D

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Chicago moving toward its first Community Oriented

(5 days ago) The Chicago City Council unanimously voted in favor of investing $250,000 in donated money from SC Johnson to set up a pilot COP House; one alderman said that Chicago needs a COP House "on every corner." But Mayor Lori Lightfoot stood in the way. She'd managed to have the project delayed for months before a City Council committee in January

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