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Tips for Planning Your Retirement

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?

Elder Abuse: A Critical Issue for Law Enforcement

An 86-year-old woman’s adult son moves back in with his mother after a divorce. Unemployed with an alcohol and drug addiction, he starts using his mother’s ATM card at the corner liquor store to withdraw cash to pay off his heroin dealer. When the mother confronts her son about the missing money, he tells her she must be “losing it” and threatens to put her in a nursing home if she ever mentions this to anyone.