AMU professor Anthony Galante offers lessons he learned throughout his career as evidence that there's not one clear path in your professional endeavors. He shares how he combined his professional career with his life-long passions in an unexpected, but exciting way.
By Chris Davis
An AMU criminal justice professor shares how he transitioned from a career in the military to law enforcement and then again to a career as a teacher. Here's what he recommends for other police officers who are considering pursuing a career in academics.
By Dr. Chuck Russo
Getting hired as a police officer can be a rigorous and competitive process. It is critical that candidates follow application guidelines precisely and work to make a good first impression. Here are tips on how to prepare for the interview process so you have the best chance of getting hired as a police officer.
Law enforcement officers often ask whether or not they need a formal degree. Hear from four veteran police officers about why education has been so important in their own careers. “Even if your aspirations are not to move to the command or management level, having a degree simply makes you a better officer. A degree will help you gain a better understanding of the criminal justice field as a whole and it can only lead to more opportunities now and in the future,” said one. Learn more about the benefits of pursuing an education and what degree programs police officers should consider.
January 2015 was a good month for the law enforcement community. It was the first month since September 2011 that there were no felonious gunfire deaths of law enforcement officers in the United States. This is only the third month since 1985 in which no law enforcement gunfire deaths occurred. While this is good news for police, there are still too many line-of-duty deaths, many of which are preventable.
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.