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10 Best Things About Being a Cop
Want to know what's awesome about working in law enforcement?

10 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Cop
Law enforcement careers are great, but you need to look before you leap. Make sure you know what you're getting into.

10 Things That Make Cops Cringe
Find out what really gets officers' goats. Bad jokes, irresponsible drivers and rude people. These are the things that officers hate and that really make cops cringe.

10 Worst Things About Being a Cop
Find out what stinks about working in law enforcement...

A Day in the Life of a Police Officer
Find out what's like to work a shift as a police officer. Learn about the ups and downs of working in law enforcement.

Background Checks and Background Investigations
Learn more about what is involved in a background check for employment in criminal justice.

Career Profile: Bloodstain Pattern Analyst
Be like Dexter (except the part about serial killing). Learn about the job of a bloodstain pattern analyst, including work environment, salary expectations and educational requirements.

Career Profile: Corrections Officer
Corrections officers are the unsung heroes of the criminal jutsice system and make for great careers in criminology. Learn more about the job of these indispensable criminal justice workers and find out how you can become one, too.

Career Profile: Forensic Ballistics Expert
Do you enjoy guns? Are you interested in a career in criminology? Learn about the job of a forensic ballistics expert, including work environment, salary expectations and educational requirements.

Career Profile: Police Instructor
Find out what police instructors do, how they train, and what it takes to become one. Learn what law enforcement training officers earn and what the job outlook will be for future careers.

Career Profile: Jury Consultant
Learn about the career of a trial or jury consultant and the requirements to becomes one. Find out where jury consultants work, as well as the earning potential in the field.

Career Profile: K-9 Officer
Police dogs work with their K-9 officer handlers to find drugs, locate missing persons and track fleeing suspects. Learn more about the job of these special police officers and find out how you can become one, too.

Career Profile: Police Instructor
Find out what police instructors do, how they train, and what it takes to become one. Learn what law enforcement training officers earn and what the job outlook will be for future careers.

Career Profile: Police Officer
Learn more about the specific job of a police officer, including job duties, salary outlook and job market for law enforcement officers.

Celebrity Police Officers
What celebrities do double duty as police officers? Check out these famous police officers who walk a beat when they're not walking the red carpet.

Common Background Check Disqualifiers
Find out exactly what employers are looking for in their background investigations, and what types of behaviors can keep you from getting hired in criminal justice and criminology jobs.

Common Myths About Law Enforcement and Police Work
What really constitutes entrapment? When must the Miranda warning be given? Do undercover cops really have to tell you of they're police officers? Learn the truth behind these common myths about law enforcement and police work.

Common Police Officer Stereotypes
Do cops really love doughnuts? Why are so many officers in movies Irish? Do police have quotas? Learn about the realities behind common stereotypes of police officers and how true they actually are.

Community-Oriented Policing
Learn more about the innovation of community-oriented policing in the United States and how community partnerships between law enforcement and neighborhood leaders helps reduce crime and improve communities.

Cops: Horror Movie Heros
These horror movie heroes make cops - and the criminal justice profession - look good.

Criminal Justice and Criminology Careers
There are so many options within criminology and criminal justice careers, it can be hard to choose just which job you want. Get a rundown of the jobs available in the field.

Criminal Justice and Criminology Careers
There are so many options within criminology and criminal justice careers, it can be hard to choose just which job you want. Get a rundown of the jobs available in the field.

Five Reasons to Be a Police Officer
Find out about many of the rewards and benefits of working in law enforcement. Get excited about your law enforcement career and learn why it's so great to be a police officer.

Divorce Rate for Police Officers
The truth behind the myth of the high divorce rate for cops.

Federal Law Enforcement Careers
If you're looking for careers in criminal justice and criminalology, you may want to consider working for the federal government. Get helpful information on federal law enforcement jobs and what types of careers are available.

Forensic Psychology
Learn about the field of forensic psychology, the career of a forensic psychologist and the requirements to become one. Find out where Forensic Psychologists work, as well as the earning potential in the field.

Five More Reasons to Be a Police Officer
There are plenty of benefits to working in law enforcement, both tangible and intangible. Learn more about how working as a police officer can benefit you.

For This Law Enforcement Officer, 9/11 Inspires Service
For some, the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks inspired the will to work hard and oversome personal weakness to honor those who lost everything on that horrific day.

Forensic Accountant Career Profile
Learn about the field of forensic accountancy, the career of a forensic accountant and the requirements to becomes one. Find out where forensic accountants work, as well as the earning potential in the field.

Getting Ahead in Your Criminology Career
Get quick and easy tips on how to work your way up the chain and advance your criminology career.

How Dangerous is a Law Enforcement Career?
How does police work compare to the worlds most dangerous jobs? Find out how dangerous police careers really are and just how risky working in law enforcement can be.

Humane Law Enforcement Officer Career Profile
Learn more about the specific job of a humane law enforcement officer, including job duties,salary outlook and job market for law enforcement officers. Find out what it takes to land a great career as an animal cop.

Tired Cops: Law Enforcement Fatigue
Police officers deal with stress, poor sleep and health issues all the time. But being tired can lead to mistakes - and worse. Learn more about the problem of tired cops and law enforcement fatigue and what to do about it.

Interview with a Private Investigator
Learn more about what's it like to work as a private investigator from an experienced professional private eye.

IRS Agent Career Profile
Learn about the career of an IRS agent and the requirements to becomes one. Find out where IRS agents work, what they do and what they earn.

Keys to Avoiding Burnout
Careers in criminology, while rewarding, are also stressful. Find out how to prepare yourself for a long, happy and healthy career.

Law Enforcement Lingo, Police Jargon and Ten-Codes
Learn how to talk like a cop. Find out why police officers speak in codes and learn the purpose behind police lingo and jargon.

Live to Work or Work to Live
Learn how to find a balance between your work and your life.

Marine Patrol Officer Career Profile
Learn more about the specific job of a marine patrol officer, including job duties,salary outlook and job market for law enforcement officers. Find out what it takes to land a great career working on the water and helping to conserve and protect both marine life and people.

National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day
Learn more about the origins of Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week, what sorts of event to expect, and why we honor fallen officers.

Next Generation 911
Learn how NG 911 will affect the jobs of dispatchers and other criminal justice professionals.

Physical Abilities Tests and Fitness Assessments for Police
Find out what to expect during your fitness assessment and learn how to get in shape for your physical abilities test.

Police Academy Overview
Learn what to expect while attending the police academy as you start your career in law enforcement.

Police Dispatcher Career Profile
Find out more about the job of a police dispatcher and learn whether or not it's the right career for you.

Police Equipment and Duty Belts
Learn about the gadgets and gear cops carry to keep them safe

Police Work and Poor Health
Learn about the links between law enforcement careers and health problems, and find out what you can do to stay healthy in police work.

Polygraph Exams and Pre Employment Screening in Law Enforcement
There's no need to get nervous about the polygraph exam. Find out how lie detector tests work, whether or not you should try to beat one and how they're used in criminal justice job screening.

State Trooper Career Profile
Learn about state law enforcement officers and what it means to be a state trooper.

Professional Courtesy in Law Enforcement
Many officers expect to be treated differently when they are caught committing minor violations and even some crimes. Should they? Or should they be treated just like everyone else? Learn more about professional courtesy in policing.

Providing Courtroom Testimony
Testifying in court can be nerve-wracking, but it doesn't have to be. Get tips on how to better prepare for your day in court and learn how criminology and criminal justice professionals get prepared for success on the stand.

Technologies That Are Changing the Way Police Do Business
As technology advances, so does the law enforcement profession. Learn how new technologies, and new uses for older technology, is helping law enforcement become more responsive, responsible and efficient.

The First Day at the Police Academy
Get ready for your first day a the police academy with these quick tips on what you can expect when you report.

The Straight Scoop on Law Enforcement Careers
There are a lot of common misperceptions about law enforcement and police careers. Get the facts about police myths, stereotypes and presuppositions and find out the truth about issues that affect law enforcement.

U.S. Park Police Officer Career Profile
Learn more about the specific job of a United States park police officer, including job duties,salary outlook and job market for law enforcement officers. Find out what it takes to land a great career conserve and protect the nation's people and landmarks.

Use of Technology in Criminal Justice
Technology is becoming increasingly important in all fields of criminology. Becoming familiar with its uses and applications can help set you up for success in your criminal justice career.

Wildlife Officer Career Profile
Learn more about the specific job of a wildlife officer, including job duties,salary outlook and job market for law enforcement officers. Find out what it takes to land a great career working on the water and helping to conserve and protect both people and nature.

Best Gifts for Cops
Find out what to give that special police officer in your life, no matter what the occasion may be.

Christmas Movies Featuring Cops
These great holiday films feature some our favorite Christmas time cops.

10 Things Cops Love
Find out what gets police officers excited, both on and off the job.

Psychic Detectives
Learn the fascinating truth about whether or not police use psychics.

Remember Your Public Servants This 4th of July
While you're enjoying hot brats and cold beverages this Independence Day, your first responders need your support.

What It's Like to Work as a Digital Forensic Examiner
Computer forensic expert John Irvine gives advice and tells us what it's really like to work in digital forensics.

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