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What to Know When Applying for a Job in Law Enforcement

In this short video, AMU's Dr. Chuck Russo shares insight as a former background investigator about the top three things agencies look for when hiring an officer, the most common mistakes applicants make, and how they can prepare for the in-person interview.

The Role of Women in Intelligence

Women have played a variety of roles in the intelligence field, and are continuing to prove their worth in the field today. In this short video, AMU graduate Crystal Walker discusses her research on the evolving role of women in intelligence.

How Officers Can Make Healthier Food Choices on the Go

By Matthew Loux

Officers work irregular schedules and often spend long hours sitting in patrol cars, which makes it challenging to eat healthy. Here are some food supplements and meal-planning strategies to help officers eat more nutritious and well-balanced meals.

Responding to the Thomas Fire: Managing Difficult Decisions

By Leischen Stelter

AMU graduate Captain Peter Jensen was one of the first operational command staff to arrive at the Thomas Fire. As a 29-year veteran firefighter, he has never seen a fire leapfrog over mountain tops and spread so quickly. Read more about his role battling the largest wildfire in California history.

SHOT Show 2018 Unveils New Advances in Weapons Technology

By James Lint

Read about some of the newest equipment and technology on view at the 2018 SHOT Show.

Back 2 Basics: When Must Police Give Miranda Warnings?

By Christopher L. McFarlin

In what situations must police issue Miranda warnings? Our new series, Back 2 Basics, includes two questions to help police determine if they've created a situation in which they must read Miranda advisements.

Are you Cynical? You’re Not Alone. Four Tips to Keep Cynicism at Bay

By Ed Kelley

Officers are lied to constantly and witness a lot of the bad in the world, so it's no wonder so many are cynical. Here are four ways officers can prevent cynicism so they're emotionally healthy, have strong personal relationships, and maintain a more positive and balanced outlook on life.