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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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Joseph McNamara: A Law Enforcement Leader Ahead of His Time

By Michael Beshears, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

The law enforcement community has lost a pioneer and scholar. On September 19, Joseph D. McNamara, a police chief who dedicated his career and scholarly pursuits to revolutionizing policing strategies, died at the age of 79.

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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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