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Criminal Justice Education Options for All Experience Levels  

October 1, 2017

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Find the degree program to fit your personal and professional goals in the criminal justice field.

Eight Ways Police Can Improve Their Active Listening Skills  

September 1, 2017

Sponsored by American Military University

By Tim Hardiman, staff, American Military University

Police officers must constantly interact with others, but how well do they actually listen? From investigations at work to relationships at home, here are eight ways officers can improve their active listening skills.

<p>You likely look up to seasoned veterans who have shown you the ropes. At least give retired officers the benefit of the doubt. Photo: Getty Images</p>

How About a Little Respect?  

October 17, 2017

By Steve Albrecht

To the young cops from the retired cops, we have more sage advice to impart than you realize.

<p>As chief you&#39;ll need to communicate with your officers. But you&#39;ll also have a whole new set of issues and demands. Photo Courtesy William L. Harvey</p>

Taking the Leap into Chiefdom  

October 17, 2017

By William Harvey

There is much to consider before you decide to apply for a job as chief of police.

<p>Law enforcement has changed a great deal over the years, largely in response to lessons learned in major incidents. Photo: Police Historical Society and LAPD</p>

Learning from the Past  

October 16, 2017

By Mike Burg

By studying the threats faced by officers years ago, today's police can prepare themselves for what they might face and develop the tactics, the training, and the mindset to prevail.

<p>It&#39;s important to dedicate officers&#39; limited time for DT training to the situations officers are most likely to face on the job. Photo: KEVIN DILLON</p>

Analyze Your Training Curriculum  

October 16, 2017

By Kevin Dillion

Trainers who are not adjusting their programs to meet the actual needs of their officers are making a big mistake that could lead to bad outcomes.

There Is No Off The Record  

October 16, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

If someone at work tells you something in confidence, it's still your job to share the information if warranted.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

Are De-Escalation Policies Dangerous?  

October 14, 2017

By Brian Landers

The origins of today’s concepts of de-escalation derive from the evolution of crisis communications. While these concepts are practical and effective in some situations, they are useless and even dangerous in others.

<p>Sheriff Paul Penzone (Photo: Allan Henry)</p>

Sheriff Paul  

October 14, 2017

By Leslie Pfeiffer

The new sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ, must deal with the legacy of Sheriff Joe while working to reshape his agency into what he believes it should be.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

How To…Adjust to a New Agency  

October 9, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

It doesn't matter whether you're a rookie heading into your first orientation or a 10-year veteran, adjusting to a new agency can be tricky. If you aren't careful, it can be a bit overwhelming as you try to fit in.

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