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In Public Safety is an American Military University (AMU) sponsored blog that features analysis and commentary on issues relating to 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. To stay updated on blog posts and other news relevant to these sectors, please follow us on Facebook by “liking” AMU & APUS Public Safety Programs. You can also follow us on our sector-specific Twitter accounts: @AMUPoliceEd, @AMUFireEd, @AMUDisasterEd, @AMUIntelStudies

Law enforcement agencies must transform recruitment strategies to identify overlooked pools of candidates
New publication addresses rebuilding resiliency among officers and what it means to get professional counseling
Medication can be extremely effective in helping first responders recover and regain a healthy balance
The Department of Labor predicts there will be a 17 percent increase in forensic science jobs between 2016 and 2026
Research can help inform how to better prepare students to make ethical decisions in the field
Today’s law enforcement officers must have the skills and knowledge to conduct thorough digital investigations.
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
Departments are competing with other departments, as well as the private sector, for the best and brightest employees
Concerning behaviors include acts of physical aggression, abuse (emotional, sexual, physical, financial, or psychological), stalking, drug abuse and bullying
Law enforcement families face unique stressors, which can be overcome with the help of a professional family counselor