[Dr. Stephens]: My name is Genea Stephens,
I am the Program Chair for Law Enforcement Administration. I just retired prior to joining
Ashford and I spent 20 years in law enforcement. I think law enforcement is a very dynamic
career, and I think students have to have a blending of a number of skills — they have
to be flexible, but they have to understand the law, they have to understand the culture
of a law enforcement organization, and they have to understand that social responsibility
and that social contract that we form with our citizens that we’re serving. We talk about
the models of policing, community oriented policing has been the key word for decades,
but it’s not the only model out there. We’re gonna talk about evidence based practices,
and following some of the new evolution in how we’re taking crime mapping to a new level.
One of the things about our faculty, both the full-time faculty and the associate, or
the adjunct, faculty is, everybody who teaches law enforcement has hands-on experience in
law enforcement.These are the people who have gone out and they have done it, and now they’re
wanting to share it and help people who want to do it.