Degrees of Distinction

At the end of 2018, leaders from law enforcement agencies across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the status of staffing. The consensus going in was that recruitment …Continued

Back-to-School Basics

The world of academia exploded in scandal this year when news broke of celebrities and wealthy parents allegedly cheating the system to get their children admitted to Ivy League schools. …Continued

Student Advisors

Not everybody is a natural-born scholar, but many law enforcement professionals recognize the value of higher education within the profession, as a second-career option and for personal satisfaction. In fact, …Continued

Inside the Criminal Mind

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. Based on the statistic, it’s no wonder that law enforcement professionals …Continued

A Psychological Perspective

From individual agency reporting to large studies conducted by forensic psychology researchers, evidence indicates law enforcement professionals (LEPs) oftentimes are the first responders to mental health incidents, whether identified as …Continued

The Human Touch

Criminal justice degrees emphasizing human services can help officers help others. As a public servant, you regularly come in contact with a variety of people — witnesses and victims of …Continued

Why Human Services?

As a supplement to our print story on criminal justice and human services degree programs, faculty experts explain the benefits to a holistic approach for today’s policing. Traditionally, criminal justice …Continued

Follow the Money

Figuring out how criminals conduct business is a key part of investigations. Tracking down identity thieves, money launderers, organized crime groups and many other offenders requires detectives to trace transactions …Continued

Banking on Education

If you’ve been contemplating returning to school, you’re probably aware of the benefits associated with a degree. For example, degree holders oftentimes qualify for rank promotions, which carry salary increases. …Continued

The Study of Crime

For the general public, the primary purpose of policing is to enforce the laws. Of course, those working in the field know that criminal cases aren’t always clear-cut whodunits. Officers …Continued

Speaking Their Language


The Fall 2015 issue of the FOP Journal discussed how mastering another language can translate into major career advantages. Here are some more insights from FOP members about gaining and …Continued

High-Tech Higher Ed

Did you know that cybercrime is a multibillion-dollar industry? According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, cybercrime cost victims and financial institutions $445 billion in 2013. The use …Continued

Why Go to College?

By Riverside P.D. Sergeant Kevin Townsend, CA Lodge #8 You have a fresh haircut, are wearing your best suit, and somehow the moisture in your body has left your mouth …Continued

A Higher Degree of Success


Public administration and leadership programs prepare law enforcement professionals for career advancement. A 2013 survey that assessed peace officers’ attitudes toward college degrees confirmed what many have long believed: Law …Continued


By Dr. Donald R. Munday “Transferability” is a term that has been used for years in the law enforcement community. What does this mean? In many law enforcement agencies across …Continued