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10 Tricks For Picking the Right Department

Dr. Richard Weinblatt

7) Google and Youtube. Yet another one that I think is obvious that few do. Google the department to find out what information is out there. Go a step further and Google them again under the “news” tab to see what news articles have popped up recently.

Another great Internet resource is Pull up Youtube and do a search with the agency name. You may find official recruitment videos, as well as grainy cell phone camera footage of their officers in action. Bearing in mind that footage can be misleading depending what the poster wants viewers to see, it can give you further insight on the agency.

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    over 5 years ago

    Thank your for your article.

  • Dkpd-daniel_max50


    over 5 years ago


    This is an excellent article and is so on point. It's furher to be undrstood that many departments are going through some major changes i.e. personnel and politics. Many agencies are more into public oppinion and political views than they are about public safety, officer safety and moral.

    There's also a phenomena sweeping law enforcement agencies across the country where policing has become a double edged sword. Not only do you have to be concerned about dealing with the criminals on a daily basis in terms of lawsuits and being criminalized yourself but you have to be concerned about your department throwing you under the bus for discharging your duties as a police officer in the name of politics and promotional gains.

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