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December 2009
Featured Careers Column
Yesterday, today, tomorrow: Changes in police careers over the years

As part of its collection of year-end columns for 2009, PoliceOne asked me to write an article about the differences and similarities between the career paths of people becoming police officers today as opposed to a decade ago.

I think we need to go a little further back than just a decade to understand the changes in police careers. When I started out as an officer, our country was at war in Vietnam. I walked into the lobby of the Hartford Police Department in my Air Force Uniform and went up to the front desk... Full Story

Excelsior College, an accredited leader in distance education, offers Criminal Justice degree programs for busy professionals. Work at your own pace, through credit-bearing exams and online courses. Transfer credits from prior college, academy and military training. Concentrations include: Homeland Security, Corrections, and Administration of Criminal Justice.

See how you can finish ahead at http://cj10.excelsior.edu

Exclusive Careers Column
Modified interval training for a fast but effective workout

In my opinion, most police officers don’t do enough exercise. Given the different diseases — diabetes, stroke and heart attack to name a few — it seems to me that across the board all officers should spend more time keeping in shape.

I use a modified version of interval training, a great way to go for an all around training routine. I use is a treadmill, a 1500 Total Gym machine, and dumbbells with at least 40 pounds of cast iron weights. If no treadmill is available, you can run in place for the same length of time... Full Story

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Internal Security Investigator II
State of Illinois, Sangamon County, IL

The Investigator will perform highly responsible, sensitive and confidential investigations of facility employees, community agency staff and others in responding to hotline calls pertaining to allegations of abuse, neglect, death or serious injuries in a state operated facility, community agency, or community setting. He will also verify appropriate notifications and referrals and will independently direct the gathering of relevant facts and statements as well as serve as a lead worker to lower level staff and resource to other agency facility investigators.

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Police Captain
University of North Texas, Denton, TX

This is senior level administrative and supervisory police work within the UNT Police Department. The duties of this position are varied and involve the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment. The Captain manages and is accountable for effective administration of the following assigned units: training, crime prevention, emergency preparedness, internal affairs, and police coordination and planning for special events. The Captain will report to the Chief of Police and will serve as command officer-in-charge in the absence of the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police.

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The faculty of UC’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is the most published, most recognized, and most respected in the industry. Our graduates are truly empowered to become leaders in their communities; with a confidence that can only be gained by learning from the greatest minds in their field.

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