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Building on Your Success

Counting Your Victories and Finding Opportunities for Success If you stop to think about the path you’ve traveled, the challenges you have overcome, and the sacrifices you have made (and will make) in the name of public service, it is fair to be proud of what you have accomplished. When you consider the current population…
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The Importance of a Positive Attitude

Candid Advice About Your Attitude, Outlook and Career As a first-year cadet,  you are undoubtedly experiencing what may be deemed surreal experiences in your new criminal justice system role. Anything from providing first aid to an injured person or a simple escort...to witnessing the lifeless body of a human being who lost all hope. Whether…
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Guide to Performing Well in Corrections

Candid Advice About the Importance of Performance Notwithstanding all the academy training you are currently in or already completed, it all equates to putting it into practice and performance. No matter the title you keep as a criminal justice practitioner, how you conduct yourself is under constant scrutiny. The caliber of peace officer you are…
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Support Systems for Correctional Officers

Where to Look for Support When Starting Your Career in Corrections Given that you are wearing a peace officer's uniform, scrutinized under the microscope of some senior staff members, and trying to piece it all together, you must consider the many stressors that come with your profession. Of course, supportive colleagues are the ones most…
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Guide to a First Year Cadet’s Lifestyle

Candid Advice about Challenges You Will Face in Your First Year Now that you are sworn in and don the uniform of a peace officer, you face many unique challenges. Whether you thought about it or not, your new role as a cadet comes with lifestyle changes and unorthodox schedule applications. In your first year…
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The Truth About Starting Salaries in Corrections

Candid Insights About the Salary of a First Year Cadet You've likely heard the rhetoric before: "There are no riches in law enforcement!", or perhaps you have encountered variations on the theme. Nevertheless, this is a relatively accurate statement. Why do I say "relatively"? The more significant monetary rewards may arrive but, with few exceptions,…
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Guide to Probationary Training

Candid Advice About First Year of Probationary Training No matter who you are with in your first-year probationary training as a law enforcement or correctional officer cadet, you are first and foremost responsible for yourself. So, who (and how) you wish to be as a law enforcement official is a reflection of your character and…
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Guide to a Cadet’s First Year

Candid Advice about Your First Year as a Peace Officer You have spent time soul-searching and made a decision to launch a career in law enforcement. If your thought process has been honest and empirical, you are on your way to a promising and challenging goal...perhaps for life. Per U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the U.S.…
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