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  • July 2016
    Healing Divisions Between Police and the Public

    By Andrew Bell and Bruce Razey

    How do you stop the divisiveness between the public and law enforcement? How do you build trust while also maintaining order? Learn how to enhance community engagement and help build respect and understanding among police, citizens, and government officials.


  • July 2016
    Teaching Officers about Stress Management When Vincent Van Ness started his police career 26 years ago, there was almost no mention of the high levels of prolonged stress he would experience. Here's how agencies and universities are helping prepare officers to face long-term stress.
  • August 2016
    How K9 Training Has Changed Over Three Decades

    For 28 of his 31 years in law enforcement, AMU professor Robert Dougherty Jr. has worked with police dogs. When he started, most dogs were trained as single-purpose patrol K9s, but today the majority of police departments have adopted cross-training programs so dogs are proficient in several areas of detection. Learn how agencies have changed their training programs for dogs and handlers.


  • August 2016
    Handling High-Stress Police Work: Treating Male Sex Offenders

    As a 25-year law enforcement veteran, Kelli Callahan has taken on a new challenge: rehabilitating convicted sex offenders. "I’ve spent my entire career in investigations and now I’m focused on helping to treat the people who have committed crimes,” she said. “The reality is that the overwhelming majority of offenders will one day be released. We’re treating them so they don’t reoffend, so we’re simultaneously working to protect the community.”


  • August 2016
    California's Massive Wildfires Present Unique Challenges for Firefighters AMU graduate Peter Jensen has spent 27 years fighting wildfires in California. He shares why these latest fires are so destructive and how the state's nearly year-long fire season has taken a major toll on local firefighters.