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.
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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?
As these law enforcement officers will tell you, there are some days when you get to be the hero every kid dreams of being. Read on as police heroes share about their favorite days on the job and why those moments make the danger worth it.
There are plenty of resources out there for individuals like you who are interested in law enforcement. We identified some resources to help direct your focus. Whether it is the police news making headlines, conversations over law enforcement technology or career-related information, the list below will have you covered when it comes to the latest trends in law enforcement.
Recent research suggests that earning a college degree can pay off six times more than a high school diploma ... and criminal justice degree holders can expect to see better than average returns on investment.
Some law enforcement agencies have started equipping their officers with police body cameras, but not everyone is on board. To help understand the dispute, we enlisted some experts to weigh in on the pros and cons of the devices.
Not only are you concerned for your husband’s safety, but you aren’t quite sure what to expect as a police wife. How can you cope with the stress you're feeling about your husband's high-risk job? We connected with the wives of first responders who were once in your shoes to get their advice.
As you’ll find out in your job search, every police department does things a little differently due to size, jurisdiction and regulatory environment. There’s really no one-size-fits all when it comes to becoming a police detective, but these steps are the ones you’ll most likely encounter.