The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) reports that every minute, 20 people in the United States are victim of some form of physical abuse by an intimate partner. Victims of this crime can be of any gender, sexual orientation, age, or religion. Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, and/or economic in nature. AMU's Dr. Ron Wallace gives an overview of what you can do to learn more to help end domestic violence.
In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, American Military University (AMU) faculty and staff members will share research and first-hand experiences regarding investigative practices. The goal is to help agencies and officers across the country ensure that those who commit domestic violence are held accountable and victims receive the assistance they need.
Before deciding to retire or leave a career in law enforcement, be sure to fully understand your financial needs. Start by contacting the human relations (HR) department to get a full explanation of any benefits you may be entitled to, including retirement salary and benefits. Once you have determined what you want to live on, you can then move into a more intense career fact-finding mission. AMU's criminal justice faculty member, Matt Loux, offers recommendations and advice on how to pursue a career search.
AMU professor Anthony Galante offers lessons he learned throughout his career as evidence that there's not one clear path in your professional endeavors. He shares how he combined his professional career with his life-long passions in an unexpected, but exciting way.
A major benefit of a career in law enforcement is that officers can often retire at a fairly young age, which gives officers the opportunity to enjoy a long retirement. However, in order to be comfortable in retirement, officers need to be proactive about planning and managing money. AMU's Dr. Chuck Russo provides guidance about how proper planning and preparation starting today can provide officers with a comfortable standard of living well into their retirement years.
Are you preparing to leave the military? Does civilian law enforcement seem like a good fit as your second career? AMU's Dr. Allan Conkey made that career transition and has helped others start a new career in civilian policing. Here are seven key factors to consider before you make the leap into civilian policing.
If it’s time for a career change, start by researching careers that pique your curiosity, however, be sure not reject a career because you lack familiarity. AMU's Dr. Valerie Davis offers helpful tips to help you find your next career including including examining the job market and looking for areas that are expanding, developing, or changing.
- Fight Cancer at Your Fire Department September 23, 2015
- Follow Your Passion from Law Enforcement to Intelligence September 24, 2015
- The 4 Core Abilities Needed for a Career in Intelligence September 10, 2015
- Beyond the Military: What Will You Do as a Civilian? September 25, 2015
- Finding a Purpose in Service and Teamwork Outside the Military September 26, 2015
- What Does Domestic Violence Look Like? October 1, 2015
- Arming Law Enforcement with Tools to Combat Domestic Violence October 1, 2015
- How Much Do You Need to Earn from Your Post-Policing Career? September 30, 2015
- Building a Career By Combining Lifelong Passions September 30, 2015
- How to Turn $10 into a Comfortable Retirement September 29, 2015
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