As a 25-year law enforcement veteran, Kelli Callahan has taken on a new challenge: rehabilitating convicted sex offenders. "I’ve spent my entire career in investigations and now I’m focused on helping to treat the people who have committed crimes,” she said. “The reality is that the overwhelming majority of offenders will one day be released. We’re treating them so they don’t reoffend, so we’re simultaneously working to protect the community.”
For 28 of his 31 years in law enforcement, AMU professor Robert Dougherty Jr. has worked with police dogs. When he started, most dogs were trained as single-purpose patrol K9s, but today the majority of police departments have adopted cross-training programs so dogs are proficient in several areas of detection. Learn how agencies have changed their training programs for dogs and handlers.
By Andrew Bell and Bruce Razey
How do you stop the divisiveness between the public and law enforcement? How do you build trust while also maintaining order? Learn how to enhance community engagement and help build respect and understanding among police, citizens, and government officials.
By Anthony Mangeri
Across the country, communities are experiencing an increase of both planned and spontaneous protests. It is critical that public safety agencies, including emergency management, law enforcement, and the fire service, work together to prepare. Here's how to create a strategy for protests or civil events.
After a sniper shot 12 police officers, killing five, during a rally in downtown Dallas, the police department took unprecedented action and used a robot equipped with a bomb to kill the suspect. AMU professor Ray Walker, a former bomb squad technician, discusses the decision and the ensuing criticism.
By Drs. Michael Pittaro and Anthony Normore
Human trafficking is a continuously evolving global crime with no simple solutions. Although law enforcement has made progress, international efforts have been slow and need to equip officers with the specialized knowledge, training, development, and resources vital to investigations.