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Facing Officer Shortage Portland Chief Relaxes Education Standards for Recruits

The bureau has 128 officer vacancies and hasn’t been able to fill them as fast as veterans are retiring, with another large wave of retirements expected in August 2020.

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4 Major Reasons to Go Back To College

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for adults to return to college, especially with the flexibility that distance education can provide for busy students. Here are four reasons why you might consider going back to school.

Education: Learning to Lead

You can advance your career through organizational leadership education.

10 "Must Read" Books for Law Enforcement Officers

Being a civilian in the law enforcement universe for more than a decade now, I've learned that—in addition to talking directly with cops, doing ridealongs, and attending police training—there is enormous value in reading a wide variety of law enforcement books and training materials.

Why Schools Should Teach Students about Policing and Constitutional Law

I've long held the belief that a year-long civics class should be a requirement nationwide. Further, these classes should include more than just the basic structure of government. Curriculum should incorporate Constitutional Law and Supreme Court cases related to the Fourth and Eighth amendments, as well as police policies, procedures, and practices.

POLICE Magazine and NSSF Sponsor Low-Cost Law Enforcement Training at SHOT Show 2018

The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) at SHOT 2018 lets officers attend high-quality training sessions for $25. That fee allows any sworn officer in attendance at the SHOT Show to take in as much LEEP training as they wish.

National Tactical Officers Association Educational Scholarship Program Applications Now Open

The James Torkar Educational Scholarship Program application period is open from Nov. 1, 2017 through April 1, 2018 for dependent children of active NTOA "Individual" members.

Real Change

Obtaining tacit knowledge is considered our most important and powerful learning activity, but too often the folks with the tacit knowledge are left out of the decision-making process, in favor of the most institutionally educated folks; the ones with explicit knowledge only.

Assessing Your Education Options

Students need to seek out educational opportunities that hit a variety of learning styles—all programs (whether in a classroom or online) are not created equal.

University of San Diego Master's in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership Announces First Graduating Class

On May 27, more than 100 law enforcement officers from local, state, and federal agencies will become the first class to earn a Master of Science in Law Enforcement Leadership from University of San Diego (USD).