Avoiding “Cop Think:” How to Diversify Your Identity for Life After Law Enforcement

After leaving law enforcement to the private sector 15 years ago, I had the opportunity to speak to, counsel, and coach hundreds of law enforcement professionals thinking about life after law enforcement.  The requests to speak about this subject was so overwhelming I decided the best way to share the insights I’ve learned over the […]

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The Power of Second Chances

A few people who read my last blog asked me what to do if their reputation was blemished.  Many were unable to find a job because something negative had come up about their past in a job interview.  Some had been fired from their previous jobs and were publicly shamed via press releases or off-the-record […]

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Guest Blog – Police Muscle

My friend Josh at Police Muscle asked if I would answer a few questions on transitioning to the corporate sector: Cop to Corporate Life Have you ever thought what it would look like to work in the corporate world? Have you ever wondered how your skills translate outside of law enforcement? I know I’ve asked myself […]

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Resume Recommendations

Most police departments do not require a resume for sworn officers when applying for another position or specialty unit.  If they do, the resume encompasses the officer’s entire body of work which usually requires multiple pages listing everything they did since the beginning of time. Many that I’ve coached will send me their resume that’s […]

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