Policing agencies face intense scrutiny about how officers treat people of different ethnicities. In this episode, AMU professor Dr. Ashley Taylor talks to 23-year police veteran and now-retired police trainer, Dr. Kathleen Love, about teaching officers about different groups of people.
Working in prisons during COVID-19 has been incredibly stressful. Learn from a 15-year officer about his experience and also how earning a MA in Intelligence Studies has helped his career.
Technology used to solve crime has evolved dramatically over the last century. Learn about the development and use of photography, fingerprints, algor mortis analysis, ballistics, DNA, genetic genealogy, and more.
What has it been like being a Black woman working in law enforcement for more than two decades? In this episode, hear from Dr. Sukeena Stephens about her struggle to get a seat at the table in a white male-dominated field and the inequity she saw when it came to special assignments and promotional opportunities.
What is a municipal league and how does participation benefit towns and cities? Learn from the Virginia Municipal League about their role in keeping local officials informed about what’s happening on a state and national level.
Police are operating in a heightened state of hyper-vigilance, which has taken a toll on their physical and mental wellbeing and led to an exodus of officers leaving the profession. Learn about resources for officers and their families, including helping spouses and children facing rising anxiety and depression.
Few people think of innovation when they think of municipal government. Learn how the city council of the small Canadian city of Innisfil has prioritized finding innovative solutions to help the city prosper.
First responders have faced an unprecedented amount of stress in the last year. One positive benefit is that it has forced many to acknowledge such stressors, which has helped reduce the stigma around mental health care.