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Expert Law Enforcement Advice

Our police career interviews provide helpful advice and insights from successful law enforcement professionals from across the country. Learn about their career paths and their best advice for individuals entering the profession.

See our resource, Advice for Becoming a Police Officer to read responses from leaders in the law enforcement community that provide tips and advice for finding employment at a law enforcement agency.

Law Enforcement Interviews

Jill Spriggs

Suzy Ivy

Suzy Ivy is a police detective who started her career at the age of 45. She is also author of the blog Bad Luck Detective and three books.

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Joel Shults

Dr. Joel F. Shults

Dr. Joel F. Shults is a retired police officer and author of three books including The Badge and the Brain and Is the Line Ready?

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joe giacalone

Joseph L. Giacalone

Joseph Giacalone is a retired detective from the New York Police Department and author of The Criminal Investigative Function.

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William Terrill

Johnny Russell

Johnny Russell is a retired police officer with 30 years of service with the San Diego Police Department. He is also the author of the book First Blood.

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Karen Kruger, JD

John Paolucci

John Paolucci is a retired police officer and forensics expert with the New York Police Department who provides crime scene training.

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Adam Lankford, PhD

Paul Huebl

Paul Huebl, is a former Chicago Police Officer and author of the award winning blog, Crime, Guns, and Videotape. He currently works as a private investigator.

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Tom Reiner

Tom Reiner

Tom Reiner is a member of the Dekalb Fraternal Order of Police in Georgia and has served for over two decades as a police officer.

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Mark Pryor, JD

Thomas Gerace

Thomas Gerace is a police lieutenant and graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has also served in the military and worked as a SWAT operator.

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Kristen Ziman

Kristen Ziman

Kristen Ziman is a Commander with the Aurora Police Department in Illinois and co-founder of the Blue Courage police training course.

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Top Police Blogs by the Numbers

The following blogs by law enforcement professionals offer an inside glimpse into the world of a police officer. Students and police recruits can learn a lot about the daily tasks and challenges of law enforcement by reading the commentary from these authors. The order of appearance is based on third party popularity metrics, number of links, and the age of the blog.

Number Blog Page Authority Linking Sites MozRank Page Rank Age
1 The Law Dog Files 59 115 5.40 4 8
2 Cop in the Hood 47 55 5.34 5 6
3 Blue Sheepdog 49 53 5.15 4 6
4 The Director’s Desk 52 35 4.99 3 7
5 Houston Police Department Recruiting 38 19 4.83 4 7
6 Motorcop 42 31 4.40 4 6
7 Did You Know That? 49 9 5.74 5 3
8 Discover Policing 49 9 5.67 4 4
9 Slam Dunks 53 26 4.50 3 5
10 Which End Bites 44 11 4.67 3 7
11 Positive Leo 42 12 4.34 4 6
12 Rain Dog Blue 48 16 4.65 3 6
13 Behind the Blue Line 41 17 4.72 4 5
14 Bad Luck Detective 49 43 4.58 3 3
15 Improving Police 49 35 4.44 4 2
16 SGT Says 38 11 4.34 3 6
17 Riding in the Squad With Christ 33 6 4.03 3 6
18 The Enforcers Notebook 35 8 3.53 2 7
19 A Cop’s Watch 37 5 3.64 3 4
20 Commander Kristen Ziman 34 15 4.16 1 6
21 The Modern Knight 35 7 4.5 2 4
22 Bright Blue Line 37 19 4.35 3 1
23 The Badge Guys 34 10 4.44 3 1
24 Walking the Social Media Beat 35 15 4.41 2 2

These blogs are ordered based on third party popularity metrics including Page Authority, Number of Linking Sites (via OpenSiteExplorer.org), MozRank, PageRank, and the number of years the blog has been active.