Product Feature: Education and Training Prepares Officers for an Uncertain World

Few people, if any, would argue that education is unimportant. But, in law enforcement, it may be more important than ever—both for the individual careers of officers and for the field of public safety as a whole.

Numbers from the federal U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics show that, in 2013, 32 percent of local police officers worked in a department with a college requirement, compared with 16 percent in 1993. Also, in 2013, 23 percent of officers worked in a department that required entry-level officers to have a two-year degree, compared with 7 percent just a decade earlier.