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Making the Transition from Officer to Educator, One Phase at a Time

Are you considering changing careers? AMU criminal justice professor, Dr. Ron Wallace, shares the different phases of his career and how he went from being a parole/probation officer to finding his next passion, which was providing technology solutions for correctional facilities. After a downturn in the economy, he decided to go back to school and the rest is history. What lessons can you learn from Dr. Wallace's experience changing careers?

Preparing Correctional Agencies for Technological Changes

Implementing an automation system within a correctional agency can be a challenging and complex process. AMU's Dr. Ron Wallace has extensive experience helping correctional facilities automate their processes and recommends administrators start with a business process reengineering (BPR) assessment. Learn more about BPR and what additional steps agencies should take before adopting or implementing new technology.

Tennessee Joins Growing Number of States Arming Probation and Parole Officers

By Leischen Stelter

The Tennessee Department of Correction recently announced that its probation and parole officers would soon be carrying guns. Beginning in July, Tennessee officers will undergo training to carry 40-caliber Glocks, with all officers armed by 2018. 

Equipping probation and parole officers with firearms is becoming an increasingly common practice and many states arm these officers as a matter of officer safety.