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A Guide to PoliceLink

Chris Cosgriff

So now that you’ve found your way to PoliceLink, what exactly is there do? There are many ways to be interactive and if you need some ideas, this guide will show you exactly what there is to do in each section.

News

You can rate every news article that you read. Go to the box that says “Rate.” Hover over the amount of stars that you would like to give that article and click. Your rating will be automatically registered. In fact, you can start by rating this very article that you are reading! That way I will know if it has been helpful.

You can also leave a comment after any article that you read on PoliceLink. Leaving a comment is a way of starting a conversation about the article.

You can submit your own news story by writing it yourself, or by providing a link to an article that you found interesting. If enough people read and rate your article it may just find its way to the front page on the “What’s Hot” list.

Videos

Visit the Internet’s largest library of law enforcement videos. Videos range from officer-involved shootings to be used for training to law enforcement spoofs to be used for a good laugh. Upload videos from your department to share with the rest of the law enforcement community.

This one is a favorite of mine. It shows Australian police chasing a man who stole a tank.

Gear Reviews

You can review any of the products that you see, and you can even add gear to your profile. Underneath each product there is a button that says “Add to my Favorite Gear.” By clicking on that button, the product becomes added to your profile under the “What I’m Packin’” section of your profile.

Do you have a product that you want to tell the PoliceLink community about? Maybe a handgun that you love, or a vest that you use on the job and find it to be an essential? You can also add your own products for review. Just click on “write a review” in the blue navigational bar and follow the steps.

Careers

You can search our job listings to see who is hiring police. We’ve partnered with Monster.com to bring you the most law enforcement job listings on the web. You can also add your resume to the career network, and employers will come to you. There are also some great articles about building resumes and interviewing techniques.

Education

This section also has articles that you can read, rate and comment on. Are you thinking about starting a career in law enforcement? Higher education is quickly becoming an essential part of law enforcement. If you don’t have a degree you may just find yourself being passed over by a candidate who does. Don’t let that happen. Use the PoliceLink Scholarship Finder to find a law enforcement friendly school and scholarship to pay for it.

Training

Search our selection of training articles written by experts i the field. Do you have your own training or teaching materials that you would like to share? You can submit them here.

Money

Think you’ll be able to live off your pension when you retire? Think again. Check out tons of great articles and tips about how to maximize your money. We have advice on everything related to money from buying a house to managing your credit card debt to saving for your retirement.

Discussions

This is where much of the action on PoliceLink occurs! You can start a discussion on any topic that you can think of. For instance, if you are a student, maybe you have questions about how to pass the physical fitness test in the academy? Or perhaps you just want to vent or share a funny anecdote with a fellow LEO. Just start a discussion thread and people will be able to respond to your topic or question.

Here are some examples of discussions which are already in place:

- Ask a Dispatcher
- Sound off on Segways
- How long was your last pursuit and how did it end?

Community

Find long lost coworkers and academy classmates, or make new friends from a police department on the other side of the country. The PoliceLink community brings cops together from every corner of the globe to exchange information.

If you need more ideas, or still have questions about how you can participate, please send me a private message through my profile.


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    MONIQUIA

    almost 5 years ago

    52 Comments

    this site is more helpful in helping me to get a better outlook and read more then i imagine,this site is great,i shared this site with some of my college friends and i hope that they use it well for their career.

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    deputyroark

    over 5 years ago

    196 Comments

    Thank you for your time and efferts. I enjoy this site, and it has a lot of benifits for all law enforcers

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    cag911

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    Thanks for the site. I enjoy being able to talk with others in my profession and my work circle. Everything else is a plus!

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    thev8man

    almost 6 years ago

    1828 Comments

    Thanks for the site

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    BLUEOFWATER

    about 6 years ago

    222 Comments

    THIS IS THE SPOT TO BE

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    1shot1kill

    almost 7 years ago

    78 Comments

    Great site

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    1shot1kill

    almost 7 years ago

    78 Comments

    This site is better than myspace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1shot1kill

    almost 7 years ago

    78 Comments

    THIS SITE IS BETTER THAN MYSPACE !!!!!!

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    Anonymous

    almost 7 years ago

    Happy New Year* everyone!

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    flickster

    almost 7 years ago

    138 Comments

    Love the site but just one question - how does the "watch this discussion' option work?

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    JIMROC

    about 7 years ago

    8494 Comments

    great site, but it would be nice if uploading stories, videos and photos were a little esaier.

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    JAG11860

    about 7 years ago

    42 Comments

    Great stories, video, and training. Enough said.

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    JAG11860

    about 7 years ago

    42 Comments

    Great stories, video, and training. Enough said.

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    IDEALIST

    about 7 years ago

    13650 Comments

    GREAT SITE ARTICLE

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    DetSgtDarryl

    about 7 years ago

    1824 Comments

    It is great for newbies!!!

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