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Do Cops Need a College Education?

By Dr. Chuck Russo and Kevin Duffy

Does a police officer need a post-secondary education or is it sufficient to have in-service training focused on critical topics? Find out more about the proven advantages a college education gives to officers and how they can access a quality education from anywhere.

Will DOJ’s New Domestic Terrorism Counsel Make a Difference?

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the creation of a new office, the domestic terrorism counsel, which will focus on countering homegrown extremists. However, much of the responsibility to fight domestic terrorism has fallen on the shoulders of local law enforcement. Will the DOJ’s creation of the domestic terrorism counsel help determine how law enforcement fits into the fight against domestic terrorism?

Getting to the Heart of Issues Behind Mass Shootings

After the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, a very intelligent friend of mine posted a question on social media that got me thinking. He asked: “When are Americans going to do something about their angry 20-year-old white men with guns?” While such tragedies continue to incite the debate about gun control, it is important to remember that a gun is just a tool and such horrific incidents are perpetrated by people of all races. But there are common threads in many of these mass shootings, namely religion and mental illness. So how can average citizens help prevent such incidents? Start in your own community. Here's how.

How to Turn $10 into a Comfortable Retirement

A major benefit of a career in law enforcement is that officers can often retire at a fairly young age, which gives officers the opportunity to enjoy a long retirement. However, in order to be comfortable in retirement, officers need to be proactive about planning and managing money. AMU's Dr. Chuck Russo provides guidance about how proper planning and preparation starting today can provide officers with a comfortable standard of living well into their retirement years.

Getting Hired as an Officer: The Interview

By Dr. Chuck Russo

You have arrived at the interview. You might be nervous, but if you know what to expect, you can control your nerves so they don’t control you. AMU's Dr. Chuck Russo gives police candidates' advice on how to prepare for the interview and how to shine during this part of the hiring process.

Pursuits, Use of Force, and the Influence of Public Perceptions on Policing

Some of us in law enforcement remember when high-speed pursuits were the order of the day. Patrol cars with powerful engines, great tires, and tuned suspensions were a warning to anyone who thought about trying to run from the police. Pursuits that involved police from multiple jurisdictions and covered long distances were fairly common.

Then, something happened.

Learn more about how public perception has driven change in policing and the battle currently being fought about police use of force.