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The Importance of EMS Recertification

By Allison G. S. Knox

In emergency medical services (EMS), certifications are an important way to make sure individuals have the appropriate knowledge and skills to continue working in the field. While the EMS recertification process may seem time-consuming and burdensome, here's why it is vital to building and maintaining skillsets.

Developing a Modernized Reserve Unit: Infrastructural Considerations

By Christopher L. McFarlin, J.D., Criminal Justice

Across the country, police departments continuously rely on units of reserve officers for a multitude of assignments. However, historically, there has always been a divide between full-time officers and reserve officers. This is, in large part, due to the fact that full-time police officers don’t see reserve officers as their equals. AMU criminal justice professor Christopher McFarlin writes about how agencies who intend to continue or increase their use of reserve officers must adapt a command and management structures, determine requirements of relevant state laws, and focus their attention on integrating reserve officers into the wider department.

Networking: Are You Doing it Right?

By Matthew Loux, criminal justice faculty at American Military University

One of the best ways for law enforcement to gain an advantage, whether it is solving a crime or looking for that next great job, is to network with colleagues.

There are several techniques law enforcement personnel can implement to seek out others within the law enforcement community.