You know you want to be a police officer, but you still want a little more information before making a commitment. We identified some of the most common questions someone in your shoes is likely asking.
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Today there are more than 100,000 sworn female police officers in the U.S. This list highlights and celebrates some of the most influential female police officers and explains how they impacted the field of law enforcement.
If you're stumped on what to buy that special police officer in your life this holiday season, look no further! We compiled a list of 10 ideas any cop would love to unwrap. And don't worry-we went beyond guns and knives, mostly.
Part of being a well-equipped officer is maintaining peak physical condition. Police departments across the country conduct fitness testing when training and hiring officers. However, it's up to you to keep in shape. Check out this example of a police officer workout routine!
National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities to come together to build bonds and reduce crime.
A panel of experts gathered to discuss careers in criminal justice. Watch the full video or check out our comprehensive guide of everything you need to know about opportunities in this field.
Every community depends on its local law enforcement personnel to protect and serve its residents, but which areas are currently in need of the most help? We created this handy map to help you determine which states have the most potential for aspiring police officers and sheriff's deputies. Using this tool will help you get to know the law enforcement landscape so you can start making a plan for your future.
Retired sheriff Currie Myers, Rasmussen College School of Justice Studies Dean, shares his thoughts on the meaning of National Police Week.
It takes a special mindset to pursue a career in law enforcement and often the motivations for becoming a police officer are wildly different from those in other careers. To keep with the spirit of National Police Week, we've asked Rasmussen College criminal justice students and graduates why they've chosen to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Justice Studies dean Currie Myers led the training. He spent his career working for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Customs & Border Protection and the Kansas City Sheriff's Department.
Police departments from Eagan, Apple Valley, Cambridge and the U.S. Army Reserves have already booked space in the firearms simulator and there's talk of allowing departments to hone their CSI skills in the crime lab. Local police departments will eventually be able to use the facility at no cost.
Jake Johnson remembers running around as a kid playing with police toys, trying to stop the "bad guys" from carrying out their latest diabolical scheme. He most likely never thought much about making it into a career at the time, but as an adult Johnson has dedicated his life to stopping the "bad guys"-both in military service and now as a police officer.