It may be the most frantic exclamation you hear in the movies and on TV. Those tense two words mean someone charged to protect and to serve has possibly paid the ultimate price.
Sadly, those terrible words are not relegated to fiction. Since records began in 1791, more than 21,000 US police officers have died in the line of duty.* A father of three, a bridesmaid in June, a confidant, a brother, a mother, a friend—but most of all, someone whose main thought was to stand in harm's way to keep you, me, and all we value safe.
National Police Week exists as a reminder of those law enforcement personnel who have fallen in duty and to remember those still living have a tough and often thankless job. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy set aside May 15 for us to consider the sacrifices made by police in every state and to give these men and women their due.
And so we will.
Because we're all about education at TheBestSchools.org, we want to present options to help support the police by expanding your education into a law, security, or justice-related field. As our country faces ever-present threats from within and without, demand for smart people to promote our safety and security will remain high. For this reason, we offer the following information about degrees and careers in these professions:
The Law and Criminal Justice Degrees Source: Online, Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's. This collection of our top ranking articles for various online degree programs in law, information security, cybercrime, criminal justice, and more. Includes and updated careers section to help that degree work for you.
Highlights from that source:
The 25 Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees in Criminal Justice Studies. This article ranks colleges for affordability of online Bachelor's degrees that focus on law enforcement and corrections. Get an in-demand degree in a well-paying field—while avoiding paying a fortune.
The 20 Best Online Master of Criminal Justice Degree Programs. Which colleges deliver the top online Master's degrees programs in Criminal Justice? Many of those listed offer areas of concentration such as counterterrorism, homeland security, forensics, or emergency management. Take your existing degree to the next level.
It's a tough job, but you're a tough person. Do you have what it takes to help the men and women in blue, perhaps stop a cybercrime or two, and help keep this country safe and secure?
If you do, know that we'll certainly thank you for it.