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Counseling and Other Sources to Help with Career Transition

By Chuck Russo

What do you want to do after your career in law enforcement? If you haven't started planning for your career transition, there are many tools and services available to help you. Here are the steps you should take now to determine what career is a good fit for you and what experience and education you will need to successfully transition to a new career after law enforcement.

Should Prisoners be Entitled to Pell Grants to Help Pay for College?

On May 21, the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act was introduced to Congress that would allow state and federal prisoners to receive Pell Grants for a college education, even while incarcerated. There were many reasons why Congress banned Pell Grants to prisoners back in 1994, so why would Congress consider overturning its original decision? AMU professor Michael Pittaro writes about why he opposes this legislation and how there's not enough research to demonstrate that higher education specifically reduces recidivism. If the Pell Grant program is to be extended, it should focus on providing more money to hard-working, law-abiding students.

How to Pay for Your Criminal Justice Degree

Besides your house, one of the largest expenses you are likely to incur is paying for your college degree. Research studies show police officers who have earned a college degree demonstrate better overall job performance. But earning that degree can be expensive. Here are resources to help you pay for college including loans, grants, scholarships, employer assistance programs, and more.  

Lessons Shared: Police Chiefs Who Have Made the Transition to Emergency Management

By Leischen Stelter

The roles and responsibilities of law enforcement are constantly shifting. One topic I have been particularly interested in lately is the merging of law enforcement and emergency management responsibilities.

During the last year, I heard from numerous police officials tasked with emergency management responsibilities, sometimes in addition to their normal duties.