Jun 1424

Five Myths About the Criminal Justice Field

What will a bachelors in Criminology & Criminal Justice do for you?

Society today has an obsession with crime. Television shows that showcase crime solving tend to make us all feel like amateur detectives. But much of what we see and think about the Criminal Justice system is not entirely accurate. Whether you’re just interested in the inner workings of the Criminal Justice system or you are working toward your bachelors in Criminal Justice, it’s important to understand what is real and what is not.

We expose the top five myths about the Criminal Justice system in our latest infographic:

Portland State University Online Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Jan 1410

This Week in the Career Center: January 4-10

It was a busy week in the Discover Policing Career Center. Did you know that you can also access job listings through the “Who’s Hiring” tab on the Discover Policing Facebook page? Connect with us to see all of the latest positions, recruitment news, and Discover Policing resources!

School Resource Officer
Indianapolis, Indiana
Metropolitan School District of Washington Township
Deputy Police Chief
Papillion, Nebraska
City of Papillion, NE
Police Officer
Commerce, Texas
Texas A&M Commerce Police Department
Burlington, Vermont
National Center for Campus Public Safety
Police Chief
Goffstown, New Hampshire
Town of Goffstown, NH
Chief of Police
Albuquerque, New Mexico
University of New Mexico
Armed Uniformed Protection Officer
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Inter-Con Security Systems
Armed Uniformed Protection Officer
Tucson, Arizona
Inter-Con Security Systems
Director, Investigations and Law Enforcement Development, Child Sexual Assault
Washington, Dist. Columbia
International Justice Mission
Entry Level Police Officer
Middletown, Rhode Island
Middletown Police Department
Police Officer
City of La Crosse, Wisconsin
City of La Crosse
Police Officer
Clayton, North Carolina
Clayton Police Department
Police Officer I
San Jose, California
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Assistant Director Middletown
Middletown, Virginia
Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
Police Officer
Eagan, Minnesota
Eagan Police Department
Police Officer
Tucker, Georgia
DeKalb County Police Department
Sr Office Assistant
Castle Rock, Colorado
Town of Castle Rock
Deputy Sheriff-Trainee or Certified
Salem, Oregon
Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Police Officer
City of Gulf Shores, Alabama
Gulf Shores Police
Jail Division-Detention Officer
Lubbock County
Juvenile Supervision Officer
Lubbock, Texas
Lubbock County
Vermont State Police
Captain Office of Professional Standards
Roswell, Georgia
City of Roswell
Deputy Sheriff – Certified
Pinellas County, Florida
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Communications Operator
Lubbock, Texas
Lubbock County
Research & Development Manager
Arlington, Texas
City of Arlington TX Police Department
Communications Officer/Dispatcher
Sheridan, Wyoming
City of Sheridan
Court Bailiff
Hanover, Virginia
Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
Chief of Police
Albuquerque, New Mexico
City of Albuquerque
VP Security Operations
Pasadena, California
Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc.
Campus Safety Manager
New Haven, Connecticut
Hopkins School
Patrol Deputy
Hanover, Virginia
Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
Police Officer
Breckenridge, Colorado
Breckenridge Police Dept
Atlanta, Georgia
Police Officer Recruit
Globe, Arizona
Globe Police Department
Detention Officer
Atlanta, Georgia
Fulton County Government
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Jan 1408

Happy Birthday, Elvis – Federal Agent?

Today, Elvis would have celebrated his 79th birthday. What does this have to do with police careers, you ask? Not much, except that Elvis was a big supporter of law enforcement, collecting honorary badges and memorabilia from police and sheriff’s departments all across the country.

He even petitioned President Nixon to be named a “federal agent-at-large” and received a commemorative badge from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (now the Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA), especially interesting given Presley’s dalliances with drugs.

Listen to Nixon Archivist John Powers recount this unlikely meeting in an interview on NPR, read the Smithsonian account, or watch a humorous reenactment from Comedy Central below.

None of this has anything to do with you starting your career in law enforcement except maybe that the Memphis Police Department is hiring