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.
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.
In July 2015, hackers accessed account information of millions of users of the Ashley Madison, Cougar Life, and Established Men websites. These websites facilitate extramarital affairs as well as romantic and sexual encounters. While this stolen information could result in identity theft and fraud, it may have longer-lasting effects for the criminal justice community. AMU's Dr. Chuck Russo writes about how this hack could impact current and future law enforcement professionals.
In the first five months of 2015, there were 306 fatal police shootings in the U.S., reported The Washington Post. All law enforcement-involved shootings are preventable if officers and citizens understand one another. AMU's Chuck Russo and Anthony Galante discuss what agencies and citizens can do to prevent police-involved shootings.
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.
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.