Law Enforcement Leadership Blog

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Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

Is a Law Enforcement Degree Worth It? 

While many entry-level positions in public safety don't require a college degree, the rewards and opportunities are great for those who choose to go back to school.

Here are some of the ways your police or law enforcement career could benefit if you earn a criminal justice bachelor’s or master’s degree in law enforcement leadership.

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Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

Police Community Relations and the Changing Face of Law Enforcement

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.

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Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

The Top 7 Trends in Law Enforcement

–Updated for 2021–
Law enforcement in the 21st century is evolving rapidly, as police face new threats and challenges along with increased scrutiny from the public and the media.

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Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

Officers Talk Body Cameras at USD Body Camera Panel

San Diego police officers and deputy sheriffs gave an inside perspective to the benefits and challenges of officer body cameras during a seminar and discussion at the University of San Diego.