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    Advancement: Major (Assistant Chief / Chief Deputy)

    h4. Description The major or chief deputy is the second-in command in generally has the entire agency to oversee. They are the chief or sheriff’s right hand person and are often the “hatchet” person. They make things happen and take on unpleasant duties for the agency’s chief executive. They oversee the captains and report directly to the police chief or sheriff. ...
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    Advancement: Police Chief / Sheriff

    h4. Description The chief or sheriff is the top, most visible member of the agency. He or she is the face of the agency and deals with a multitude of constituencies both within and without the organization. They need to be adept at dealing with the media, politicians, members of the community, and their own troops. h4. Testing Requirements +Police Chief+: ...
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    Advancement: Police Officer / Deputy Sheriff Positions

    h4. Description A police officer / deputy sheriff serves on the front line and is the first responder to all types of emergencies. h4. Testing Requirements Orientation, Written Exam, Physical Ability Test, Oral Interview, Polygraph, Psychological Exam, Background Investigation, and Medical Exam +Orientation+: Probationary Police Officer testing usually follows cycles where a law enforcement agency advertises a police test in order ...
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    The Deceptive Nature of the In-Basket Exercise

    Everyone who watched the ending of one of America’s favorite shows, the Sopranos, had to realize how masterfully David Chase, the creator and writer, fooled all us fans yet again. The ending was deceptive, simple yet complex, and left you wondering what the hell was really going on. I think it wasn’t Tony Soprano, but the audience who got “whacked.” That’s ...
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    Advancement: Officer First Class / Deputy First Class

    h4. Description Sometimes referred to as Senior Officer, Master Officer, or Officer I, this is a senior officer whose primary job function is to respond to 911 calls for police service. This officer acts as the senior officer on the shift and calls the shots in the absence of the corporal or sergeant. h4. Testing Requirements None. Promotions to Officer First ...
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    Advancement: Corporal

    h4. Description In addition to normal patrol duties, a police corporal has supervisory responsibility over other police officers and civilian personnel, if any, on his/her squad. h4. Testing Requirements None. Promotions to Corporal are generally based on experience and seniority. h4. Experience Generally, 2 to 5 years experience as a police officer with the agency the officer serves. In order to ...
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