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Ways to Reinvigorate Your Passion for Policing

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

Do you find yourself dreading going to work every day? Being a police officer is an extremely demanding job and there are likely a lot of factors affecting how you feel about your job.

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Holder Resignation: The Divorce that Law Enforcement Needs?

Holder Resignation: The Divorce that Law Enforcement Needs?

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

President Barack Obama announced on Sept. 25 that U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is resigning as the nation’s top law enforcement leader as soon as a successor is found.

The relationship between the law enforcement community and Holder has been strained at best.

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Three Ways Corrections Prepares you for a Career in Law Enforcement

By Leischen Stelter

Working in corrections is a tough job where an officer’s safety often depends on his or her ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate heightened situational awareness.

“If I had never worked in corrections and had never been in an environment dealing with dangerous prisoners, I would not have learned how to pay such close attention to my surroundings,” said Scott Roberts, who worked in corrections for four years before making the switch to his current career as a sworn police officer.

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Five Tips for Police Officers to Improve Productivity

Five Tips for Police Officers to Improve Productivity

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

Every law enforcement officer must sustain mental sharpness and a high level of productivity at work. There are many opinions about ways to stay productive in the workplace, but very few address law enforcement officers specifically.

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Police Are Missing Millions of Cases of Elder Abuse: How to Recognize the Signs

Police Are Missing Millions of Cases of Elder Abuse: How to Recognize the Signs

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

It is estimated that between 1.5 and 2 million older adults are abused every year, however, only 1 in 24 cases are reported. This means that law enforcement is missing or overlooking a lot of cases, said Tim Hardiman, a 23-year veteran of the NYPD.

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Why Sunil Dutta’s Position on Police Authority and Respect Needs to Be Reconsidered

Why Sunil Dutta’s Position on Police Authority and Respect Needs to Be Reconsidered

By Dr. Vincent Giordano, program director, criminal justice at American Public University

Recently Sunil Dutta, a professor of homeland security at Colorado Tech University who spent 17 years as an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, published an opinion piece in The Washington Post titled: I’m a cop.

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Strong Community Relations Among the Lessons of Ferguson

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

As tension and violence continued to escalate this past weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, there remains intense scrutiny about the response by police. Some vocal critics, like Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, accuse the department of being heavy-handed by using tear gas and other crowd disbursement techniques on peaceful protestors.

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