Serving in law enforcement or the military can be incredibly rewarding, but also physically and emotionally exhausting.
Eugene Harris credits his graduate studies at the University of San Diego with helping him advance his career in law enforcement.
Women account for a small but growing percentage of police officers (11.6% nationally, up from just 3% in the 1970s). However, the need to recruit, train and promote more female officers is receiving far more attention than ever before.
"If you have any aspirations to be a supervisor or work in management, then you definitely should get your master’s degree."
Assistant Chief of Police Jose Tellez
Jose Tellez is assistant chief of the National City Police Department, located just south of San Diego and nine miles north of the Mexican border.
There are many opportunities in federal, state and local law enforcement for both current law enforcement professionals and those hoping to enter the field.