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Post-Traumatic Stress and Suicide in Corrections: How PA DOC is Addressing the Issue

By Natasha Amaral

Symptoms of post-traumatic stress are extremely common in corrections. After finding her co-worker attempt suicide, a corrections counselor decided to initiate a suicide prevention program at the PA DOC. Find out more about how the program addresses mental health so corrections staff can get the help they need before it's too late.

Interviewing Strategies to Land that Intelligence Job

By Erik Kleinsmith

Interviewing for an intelligence job requires different strategies than applying for a job in another field. Here are some tips to help you nail the interview process and negotiate your salary once you've been offered a job.

The Challenges of Managing Millennial Firefighters after Baby Boomers Retire

By Dr. Randall Hanifen

As baby boomer firefighters continue to retire, millennials are playing an increasingly larger role in the fire service. Here's what factors command staff must take into consideration when it comes to managing the next generation of firefighters.

10 Ways Police Can Identify Radical Extremism

By Leischen Stelter

Police are expected to help fight terrorism, but what should they be looking for? A 20-year FBI counterterrorism agent - who has interviewed over 500 Jihadists - shares information about books and magazines that are popular with radical extremists. Take note of these 10 warning signs that can help officers assess a person's level of radicalization.

How do Corrections Leaders Spot Employees Susceptible to Corruption?

By Doug Wylie

Corruption in correctional facilities is not new. What can administrators do to identify employees who might be particularly vulnerable to manipulation by inmates? AMU's criminal justice professor Michael Pittaro discusses ways to identify and stop manipulation and corruption.

When Work Comes Home: Help for First Responders and their Family

By Kathleen L. Mangeri

The trauma and stress first responders experience from their job can start to affect their personal life. If family members and loved ones start to notice changes, they need to take action. Here are some of the signs to look for as well as steps to take if you're concerned about the well being of your first responder.

Fire and EMS: Figuring Out the Retention Puzzle

By Allison G. S. Knox

Cities and towns across the country rely on volunteer firefighters and EMTs to provide critical services to the community. However, it's increasingly difficult to find and retain volunteers. Learn how offering specialized training may help agencies attract and keep volunteers.