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Sandy Hook, Aurora Leaders Share Commonalities of Responding to Mass Casualty Events

By Leischen Stelter

No community, large or small, is immune to mass casualty events. During an educational session at the 120th annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Orlando, Florida law enforcement leaders who have experienced mass casualty events shared their experiences in an effort to help other communities prepare.

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Family First: Spending Quality Time With Your Loved Ones

By Matthew Loux, criminal justice faculty member at American Military University

One thing I have learned throughout my years in law enforcement is that, whatever change you go through on the job—whether you change jobs, transfer units, or retire—the one constant in your life will be your family.

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Human Trafficking: Tips to Identify Potential Victims

Human Trafficking: Tips to Identify Potential Victims

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to get victims to provide labor or services against his or her will. It is a crime that happens around the world, in both large cities and small towns.

While the true size of this problem is immeasurable, the International Labor Organization estimates there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally, including 5.5 million children.

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Survivor’s Guilt: How to Move Forward After a Line-of-Duty Death

Survivor’s Guilt: How to Move Forward After a Line-of-Duty Death

By Dr. Shana Nicholson, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University

Firefighters and rescue personnel pull on bunker gear and pack up. We cut the cars, start the IVs, push the drugs, save the babies, and hold the hands of our patients and their families.

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Tips for Planning Your Retirement

By Matthew Loux, criminal justice faculty member at American Military University

We often plan our budgets and spending, but how many law enforcement personnel actually sit down and plan for retirement? It is imperative to start planning for retirement now. Here are just the few basic questions to ask yourself:

  • How much money will you need to retire?
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Protecting Yourself Online: Are You Being Careful?

Dr. Adnan A. Chawdhry faculty member, Information Technology at American Military University

From simple online web surfing to the availability of e-commerce on our phones and tablets, many people leverage these conveniences with little regard to the associated security risks. In recent months, a number of cyberattacks on large organizations like Home Depot, Target, Apple, and JP Morgan Chase have compromised customer-specific private information.

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FBI Director Comey Provides Insight into FBI’s Priorities

By Leischen Stelter

During today’s first general assembly at the 121st International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, keynote speaker FBI Director James Comey shared the priorities of the FBI.

Terrorism remains the primary threat and focus of the agency, although the threat is always evolving, he said.

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