Ron Harper is the IL/WI Criminal Justice Program Coordinator at Rasmussen College in Rockford, Illinois. He has worked in the law enforcement field for over 35 years, and holds an MS in Public Administration from DePaul University with a focus on Law Enforcement Management. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.

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Great Expectations: The DNA of an Excellent Criminal Justice Program

Some time ago I was asked if I could turn the clock back and create my own criminal justice program, what it would look like. The only stipulation is the program would help me get ready for a career in criminal justice for whatever specialization I wanted. When I was asked about the ideal criminal justice program, I could only smile because I knew I was already teaching in it.

Reflections on National Police Week: The Nobility of Law Enforcement Careers

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week. This year, National Police Week is May 13-19, and it is dedicated to honor the memory of all law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

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