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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.

NumberBlogPage AuthorityLinking SitesMozRankPage RankAge
1The Law Dog Files591155.4048
2Cop in the Hood47555.3456
3Blue Sheepdog49535.1546
4The Director’s Desk52354.9937
5Houston Police Department Recruiting38194.8347
6Motorcop42314.4046
7Did You Know That?4995.7453
8Discover Policing4995.6744
9Which End Bites44114.6737
10Positive Leo42124.3446
11Rain Dog Blue48164.6536
12Behind the Blue Line41174.7245
13Bad Luck Detective49434.5833
14Improving Police49354.4442
15SGT Says38114.3436
16Riding in the Squad With Christ3364.0336
17The Enforcers Notebook3583.5327
18A Cop’s Watch3753.6434
19Commander Kristen Ziman34154.1616
20The Modern Knight3574.524
21Bright Blue Line37194.3531
22The Badge Guys34104.4431
23Walking the Social Media Beat35154.4122

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.