Inside Look

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.”

50th Anniversary of the Watts Riots

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots, 7 days of violence that began with a traffic stop on the night of August 11, 1965.

National Police Week: Remembering the Fallen

policing-danger-ultimate-sacrifice-police-week More than 270 officers who made the ultimate sacr

Prepare for a Law Enforcement Career

Eastern Kentucky University has been a national leader in law enforcement education for more than 40 years.