Continuing Education

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  • Something for everyone in NOLA

    New Orleans, the same city that experienced one of the most dramatic emergency response and law enforcement emergencies in the history of the country following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is this year’s destination for the Enforcement Expo and...

    Article • June 15th, 2012

  • Separating Contenders from Pretenders

    New chiefs or new commanders must know their territory as well. What are your local hot buttons? Before the downward economic troubles, it was crime and perception.

    Article • June 1st, 2012

  • ILEETA “The Best Game in Town”

    The author was one of over 750 attendees and 150 instructors in Wheeling, Illinois last week for the ILEETA Conference. Where were you?

    Article • April 24th, 2012

  • Protect and Serve the Future

    For over four decades, the WCSDPD has been serving the academic community. Continuing to upgrade technology and rigorous training has seen this department through numerous changes and one very nasty fire.

    Article • March 1st, 2012

  • Training on a tight budget

    Last year I sent out several inquiries to my firearms training friends, looking for their perspectives on training on limited budgets. I received a variety of responses, ranging from several texts of “Do you want me to just write this article for...

    Article • February 14th, 2012

  • USF Polytechnic's online bachelor's & post-bachelor's programs

    As part of the University of South Florida system, the University of South Florida Polytechnic is a top public research university providing multi-disciplinary, applied learning and applied research. A polytechnic is a university that specifically...

    Product • January 12th, 2012

  • From theory to practice

    An innovative combination of training and education at an Illinois facility is prepared to fill the needs of future law enforcement trainees

    Article • October 27th, 2011

  • The ABCs of online education

    When Laura Pettler decided to pursue her terminal degree, she already had a full plate. She headed the Crime Scene Reconstruction and Behavioral Analysis Program of North Carolina’s Prosecutorial District Twenty A with former District Attorney Michael...

    Article • May 23rd, 2011

  • Sharpen your skillset

    Enforcement Expo Las Vegas is gearing up to provide law enforcement professionals with an array of free continuing education classes Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Offering nearly 40 free sessions, the event provides some...

    Article • May 17th, 2011

  • Earning Your Degree, Pt 2

    When your profession necessitates being surrounded daily by thieves, and crooks that habitually lie you learn to live your life suspiciously and strive to confirm just about anything before making decisions.

    Article • October 28th, 2010

  • Finishing Your Degree

    If you do not possess that document saying you have attained a college degree, and a degree is needed, then where are you going to work?

    Article • September 29th, 2010

  • The 2010 Project 33 Training Program Certification

    The APCO Project 33 Agency Training Program Certification is a formal mechanism for public safety agencies to certify their training programs as meeting American National Standards (ANS).

    Article • July 26th, 2010

  • Saving Your Job

    Until recently, public safety jobs were virtually untouchable. Not so, anymore. Hiring freezes, reduction through attrition, and layoffs and terminations of experienced cops and firefighters are happening all over.

    Article • April 7th, 2010

  • An online degree

    Online programs are similar to brick-and-mortar institutions, yet offer unique advantages scheduled classes and uncomfortable desks can't

    Article • March 1st, 2010

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