American Military University
This blog features in-depth discussions authored by leading experts with decades of experience in their field.
While our roots are in the military, American Military University’s student body is largely comprised not only of military personnel, but of those actively engaged in the fields of law enforcement, emergency management, intelligence and national security.
AMU has developed strategic relationships with key influencer organizations such as the FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, International Association of Emergency Managers and the American Correctional Officers not only to further its credibility within these professions, but to offer those who work within them useful information so they can be better prepared for advancement and leadership opportunities.
For more information concerning AMU educational offerings, including degree, certificate and leadership programs for law enforcement officers, please reach out to Tim Hardiman, AMU’s resource for the field, at THardiman@apus.edu.
Full list of American Military University results
How police officers can learn to think and write critically–
Officers must make life and death decisions and conduct investigations into criminal acts much like physicians investigate what’s ailing a patient
How prolonged exposure therapy could help police post-traumatic stress injury–
The therapy was developed in response to the high rate of trauma and suicide rates within the combat veteran community
Keeping justice in perspective: Rethinking codes of ethics–
The road to justice is difficult, so recognizing our inconsistent beliefs and justifications is paramount to acting appropriately
React without reaction: What cops should do when being recorded–
To avoid becoming a YouTube star, police officers should aim to be as boring as possible when a member of the public is recording them
Why drones should be part of every PD’s disaster response plan–
The instantaneous air support offered by drones proved indispensable to the Daytona Beach Police Department during the response to Hurricane Irma
How CrossFit helps cops improve their physical health–
CrossFit is a high-intensity fitness program that can improve physical conditioning and versatility, both of which improve police performance
Why society should not forget the positive value of touch–
Touch is likely the most important physical activity a law enforcement officer will engage in during their police career
5 ways police departments can help officers cope with stress and trauma–
It is imperative that agencies implement strategies to help police officers address the adverse effects of job-related stress
How police can fight human trafficking on its own cyber-turf–
Data collection and analysis techniques currently employed in the intelligence field are paving a new way for agencies to combat human trafficking
Is PTSD worthy of pension benefits?–
In the absence of comprehensive tests for proving or disproving PTSD claims, LE administrators frequently express concerns with fraud and abuse
Conducting investigations and remaining anonymous on the darknet–
Those conducting illegal activity on the Darknet are often technologically savvy individuals who are on the lookout for officers
Managing police stress to strengthen relationships at home–
Officers must accept that stress is taking a toll on their lives so they can take steps to mediate and reduce the adverse effects it has on them and their families
Technology offers new ways to lift crime scene latent prints–
The new technique is not limited to a crime laboratory setting, but can be utilized at the crime scene
Using technology in today's loss prevention career environment–
"You don’t have to be an IT guy to understand cyber security, and it’s critical that you have enough of an understanding to know what questions to ask"
Training police in counterintelligence to combat domestic terrorism–
A significant rise in homegrown extremists and domestic terrorists means there must be a shift in how state, local and tribal LE agencies assist in countering threats
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