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Product Feature: Online Education Fits Neatly with the Law Enforcement Lifestyle

The Police Chief
September 18, 2014
By Scott Harris 

With staffing and resources at a minimum, training and education can sometimes be nudged to the margins of the law enforcement agenda. However, in an increasingly complex world, agencies can ill afford for this to be the case.

A silver bullet solution may be online education. As are many industries in the Internet-connected world, online education is evolving and may work especially well for the law enforcement and public safety communities, thanks in large part to the greater flexibility it offers. Online education programs are springing up everywhere, both from for-profit companies and from traditional colleges that are expanding their campuses into the digital world.

“A lot of people have a misconception of online learning,” said Tim Hardiman, a retired New York Police Department officer and now a professor with American Military University. “They think you slide a CD into a computer and take a multiple choice exam. But it’s not like that anymore. It’s a different experience now. There have always been a wide range of experiences that are available in education. This is just one of them, and it can be enormous for criminal justice professionals.

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About American Public University System

American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and five-time recipient of the OLC Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Military University and American Public University. More than 70,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability, and flexibility in pursuing and earning degrees in such areas as business, information technology, and security and global studies. For further information, visit

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