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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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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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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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National Cyber Security Month: Protecting Children from Online Predators

By Michael Pittaro, assistant professor, criminal justice at American Military University

Sex offenders, particularly those who prey upon children and adolescents, are among the most feared criminals in society because they are masters in the art of manipulation and deception. Many possess sociopathic personalities and tendencies and they are incredibly difficult to profile because they often present themselves as charming, trustworthy and upstanding members of society.

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Law Enforcement Family Stress: When Counseling Counts

Law Enforcement Family Stress: When Counseling Counts

By Mark Bond, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

Police culture still struggles with acknowledging the serious effects that long-term exposure to traumatic events has on an officer’s mental and physical health. These events can be harmful even for officers who have displayed resilience throughout their careers.

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Florida Corrections Pledges Reforms for Treatment of Mentally Ill Inmates

Florida Corrections Pledges Reforms for Treatment of Mentally Ill Inmates

By Leischen Stelter

It is no secret that inmates with mental health issues are a strain on the correctional system. A 2006 study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that more than half of all prison and jail inmates have mental health issues, compared to just 11 percent of the general population.

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