POLICE Magazine - January 2014

COVER STORY

Military Vets Joining Law Enforcement

By Mark Clark
Men and women leaving active-duty military jobs would seem to be a perfect fit for police careers. But there are many obstacles in their way and hurdles they must overcome before pinning on their badges and joining the thin blue line.

Features:

Does the LEOSA Carry Law Apply to You?
In law enforcement, a lot of the recent scuttlebutt focuses on off-duty and retired officer carry laws, covering what you can and cannot do under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).

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Plan to Advance Your Career
When it comes to career planning, first things first: Figure out your desired career path.

Don't be a Philistine
Are you confident in your defensive skills? If so, then don't take them for granted, but rather keep training. If you're lacking in these skills, then make them strengths by practicing.

Misplaced Budget Priorities
Before going into recess, the House passed the budget committee's recommendation to increase the amount new government employees have to pay into their pensions beginning this month.

The Two Million-Dollar Wound
A lot of people think medically retired New Jersey transit officer Christopher Onesti may be the beneficiary of a "million-dollar wound," a full disability pension for an injury that is not quite so disabling.

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