As the world and issues facing law enforcement personnel have changed over the years, many educational institutions have failed to keep up. What was taught 20 years ago in traditional criminal justice degree programs is, in most cases, still being taught today.
For veterans and former military personnel looking for a second career after the armed services, a career in criminal justice often seems like a natural choice.
Building a successful, fulfilling and long career in law enforcement requires commitment, resilience and passion.
Education in the law enforcement field has been long debated. In the 1960s, the Law Enforcement Education program was created as a means to improve the quality of the police force in response to public criticism.
On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was shot by police officers in Ferguson, Missouri setting off protests and igniting a nationwide conversation around police community relations, race, inequality and poverty. Over time the situation has only escalated.