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How to Manage Stress Levels During Lawlessness and Mob Situations

How to Manage Stress Levels During Lawlessness and Mob Situations

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

The recent protests that turned into lawlessness in Ferguson, Mo., were disturbing for the entire nation to witness. Law enforcement agencies across the country have been working with community organizers and protesters to keep demonstrations peaceful, but were unsuccessful in Ferguson.

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Educating the Next Generation of Police Officers about Human Trafficking

By Leischen Stelter

Human trafficking has gained attention in recent years, but it remains a topic that more law enforcement officers need to fully understand. During Together Let’s Stop Traffick, an international summit about global efforts to combat human trafficking, American Military University (AMU) faculty member Michael Pittaro presented the challenges of educating the next generation of officers.

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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 public safety 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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Tips on How to Identify Potential Human Trafficking Victims

Tips on How to Identify Potential Human Trafficking Victims

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery with victims providing labor or services through force, fraud or coercion. This crime is happening everywhere, from large cities to small towns around the world.

The true size of this problem is immeasurable, but the Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium (NTAC) estimates that 800,000 individuals are trafficked across international borders every year and 27 million people are enslaved across the world.

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Student Spotlight: Police Chief Rex Marks

American Military University is proud to spotlight a remarkable law enforcement professional who has excelled in both his academic and professional career.

Chief Rex Marks brings more than 27 years of experience to the City of Lincoln, Calif., where he has served as Police Chief since September 2013.

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