Before deciding to retire or leave a career in law enforcement, be sure to fully understand your financial needs. Start by contacting the human relations (HR) department to get a full explanation of any benefits you may be entitled to, including retirement salary and benefits. Once you have determined what you want to live on, you can then move into a more intense career fact-finding mission. AMU's criminal justice faculty member, Matt Loux, offers recommendations and advice on how to pursue a career search.
By Matthew Loux, criminal justice faculty member at American Military University
We often plan our budgets and spending, but how many public safety personnel actually sit down and plan for retirement? It is imperative to start planning for retirement now. Here are just the few basic questions to ask yourself:
- How much money will you need to retire?