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In Public Safety is an American Military University (AMU) sponsored blog that features analysis and commentary on issues relating to corrections, law enforcement, emergency management, fire services and national intelligence.
This blog features in-depth discussions authored by leading experts with decades of experience in their field.
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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, corrections, 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 corrections and gang investigations personnel, please reach out to Rob Stallworth, AMU’s resource for the field, at RStallworth@apus.edu.
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Combating recidivism in 2018 and other ongoing challenges in corrections–
As 2018 winds down, it’s important to reflect on the progress made towards creating safer prison environments and, ultimately, safer communities
Understanding limitations of the “fight or flight” response–
Tactical training can and does help an officer anticipate and identify bodily responses to danger
Treating depression with transcranial magnetic stimulation– 2
It’s important to know that there are other treatment options available that can help restore a patient’s mental health
5 of the biggest challenges facing corrections in 2019–
As we enter the final year of this decade, these challenges should serve as a roadmap to identify opportunities to improve the field of corrections
Family counseling: How to keep bonds strong–
Correctional officer families face unique stressors, which can be overcome with the help of a professional family counselor
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 correctional officers can connect with faith to achieve balance– 2
While officers understand the importance of physical and mental fitness, many ignore or neglect their spiritual health
Challenges implementing, maintaining and replicating the Cognitive Community model in corrections–
Based on the outcomes in Virginia, the Cognitive Community model has a high potential for successful replication in other correctional systems, both adult and juvenile
Mandatory overtime comes with physical and financial consequences– 10
The current practice of mandating overtime does far more harm than good, especially in the long-term
How children of 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
Counseling & confidentiality: What you need to know–
The first major step in starting counseling is to understand and trust the concept of confidentiality
Studying the ethics of criminal justice students–
Research can help inform how to better prepare students to make ethical decisions in the field
How correctional officers can identify sovereign citizens in the law library–
Sometimes referred to as “paper terrorists,” sovereign citizens should be carefully monitored
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
Emotional tools to build correctional officer resiliency– 1
Officers must build an emotional tool belt to survive many of the troubling and traumatic experiences they are likely to encounter during their career
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