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10 Tricks For Picking the Right Department

Dr. Richard Weinblatt

3) Equipment. What is an attraction to many, particularly as they start out in law enforcement, are the tools of the profession. However, there is another reason to pay attention to these tools.

The amount and quality of the cars, firearms, uniforms, and other accouterments are great indicators of the financial, tactical, and moral commitment that the employing agency makes to their officers. Departments that issue a full compliment of top shelf equipment to new officers underscore their financial stability and moral agreement that they have a vested interest in the tactical, physical and emotional well-being of their community guardians.

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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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