Jennifer Tejada, chief of police in Emeryville, Calif., says getting her master’s degree was “always on my to-do list.” But amid the challenges of balancing a busy career and raising a family, “I kept putting it off.
On May 27, 2017, more than 100 law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies became the first class to earn a Master of Science in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership (MS-LEPSL) from University of San Diego.
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.