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
Don’t let another year pass without addressing officer stress and trauma–
New publication addresses rebuilding resiliency among officers and what it means to get professional counseling
9 questions you may have about medication for PTSD, anxiety or depression–
Medication can be extremely effective in helping first responders recover and regain a healthy balance
How case-based learning can build enthusiasm for a forensic science career–
The Department of Labor predicts there will be a 17 percent increase in forensic science jobs between 2016 and 2026
Studying the ethics of criminal justice students–
Research can help inform how to better prepare students to make ethical decisions in the field
Digital forensics in law enforcement–
Today’s law enforcement officers must have the skills and knowledge to conduct thorough digital investigations.
Connecting with faith to achieve balance–
Sometimes an officer’s spiritual side is silenced by the very nature of the job, by the violent and traumatic incidents that they regularly witness
A profession in crisis: Addressing recruitment and hiring practices in law enforcement–
Departments are competing with other departments, as well as the private sector, for the best and brightest employees
What concerning behaviors should be reported to an intervention team?–
Concerning behaviors include acts of physical aggression, abuse (emotional, sexual, physical, financial, or psychological), stalking, drug abuse and bullying
Family counseling: How to keep bonds strong–
Law enforcement families face unique stressors, which can be overcome with the help of a professional family counselor
How children of police officers can benefit from counseling–
Both individual and group counseling sessions provide a welcoming space for children to discuss worries and share experiences unique to being in a law enforcement family
Using behavioral analysis interview techniques to elicit confessions–
This technique was formally developed by Dr. John E. Reid to help differentiate between innocent, truthful suspects and those who were being deceptive during an interview
Counseling & confidentiality: What you need to know–
The first major step in starting counseling is to understand and trust the concept of confidentiality
Why LE agencies should create a mental health agency liaison officer position–
If law enforcement and mental health agencies support each other in their respective roles, it could go a long way in quelling concerns in the event of public scrutiny
9 soft skills every criminal justice professional needs–
Soft skills are challenging to quantify and measure, but are something that criminal justice employers seek out in candidates
How community initiatives disrupt gang violence–
Research shows that to reduce gang-related homicides, law enforcement, social services and the community must work together
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