Inside Look

EKU Ahead of the Curve on Police-Community Relations

By: Dr. Deborah Louis, EKU College of Justice and Safety

A Conversation with Police Studies Instructor Dr. Carole Garrison

Dr. Carole Garrison EKU Online Police Studies

Dr. Carole Garrison teaches in the EKU Online Police Studies degree program. She’s devoted her life and career to criminal justice. She was a police woman in Atlanta in the 1970’s. She helped run elections in Cambodia in the 1990’s. She even thought about becoming a prison warden.

Confronting Conflict is the History of Policing

The history of policing in America has been one of conflict, confrontation and revolution in the way the institution carries out its social mandate. Today, policing is once again facing its share of conflict, which will in turn cause police agencies to undertake transformation.

Does History Show Cops Need College Degrees?

In 2015, the Journal of Criminal Justice Education published the most comprehensive on law enforcement and higher education to date. One major finding was that police officers with college degrees are less likely to use force against citizens.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tyler Wall

Dr. Tyler Wall is an associate professor for the EKU School of Justice Studies. He teaches on campus, as well as in the EKU Online Police Studies program.

Taking Risks and Transforming Policing

In his Fall 2015 column for Kentucky Law Enforcement magazine, Dr. Victor Kappeler discusses social, economic and political factors that complicate the job of policing.

EKU Online Student Sworn in as Chief of Police

EKU student Ryan Schrand was sworn in as chief of police for the City of North College Hill, Ohio on September 8. Schrand, who is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in police studies with EKU Online, is the youngest person to hold the position.

When History Repeats Itself: Marquette Frye, Rodney King, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray

Author Carl Root is a criminal justice adjunct faculty member at Eastern Kentucky University in the School of Justice Studies.


“If you know your history, then you will know where we’re coming from, then you wouldn’t have to ask me, who the Hell do I think I am.”