We spoke with seasoned law enforcement professionals to help understand some of the overlooked abilities that distinguish an average officer from a great one. You may be surprised to learn you already possess some of the most important qualities of a police officer.
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Believe it or not, there are more types of police officers than you might have guessed, and they each have different job duties and are assigned to work in a variety of different places. Learn more about the options.
Not everyone is cut out to be a police officer. Find out if your traits fit the bill for a successful law enforcement officer. If these characteristics sound like you, you could be on the road to a fulfilling career working in law enforcement.
Patrol Officer vs. Sheriff's Deputy vs. Correctional Officer: Which Law Enforcement Job is Right for You?
These jobs—and the differences between them—aren’t typically common knowledge even though they all fall under the law enforcement umbrella. Join us as we take a closer look at the specifics of each career so you can have a better understanding of the differences.
Recent Rasmussen College Grad Transitions from Teacher to Student in Hopes of Becoming a Police Officer [VIDEO]
Sara Ross, a recent Rasmussen College Law Enforcement graduate, undergoes a major career change. With the support of her family, Ross, a teacher in the St. Paul Public School system, decided to pursue her livelong dream of becoming a police officer.
If you’re considering a career in law enforcement, you may be wondering how the path differs from the traditional academic track. These programs are chock full of the interesting and essential training courses law enforcement professionals need to excel in their field. Learn more about what makes the Rasmussen College program unique.
What are some common duties of a police officer besides catching criminals or setting speed traps? We spoke with real law enforcement officials to learn about some of the lesser-known duties they perform to help keep you and your community safe.
From Educator to Protector: How One Rasmussen College Student’s Desire to Serve and Protect Led to a Big Career Change [VIDEO]
Rasmussen College student, Amy Cyr, shares her story of transitioning from being a teacher for 14 years to following her heart and pursuing her degree in law enforcement.
There is more to law enforcement than just dealing with traffic violations and trespassing. Join us as we investigate some of the lesser-known types of crime police officers deal with on a regular basis.
If you’re a bona fide true crime addict, then you’re no stranger to the high profile documentaries like Making a Murderer, The Jinx and The People v. O.J. Simpson. But you may be less familiar with these six compelling documentaries that you can — as of December 2016 — stream instantly on Netflix!
Becoming a police officer can be an incredibly long and complex process. That's why we've enlisted the help of some experienced police officers to provide a step-by-step guide for your reference.
The hype around this face off has begun to die down, but in its wake, many are left with more questions than answers. Can our nation’s laws keep up with the rapidly evolving world of technology? What, if any, ethical bounds exist when it comes to encryption and personal devices in matters of national security? Was ‘Apple vs. FBI’ really just the tip of the proverbial iceberg?