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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.

Are Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration Issues that were 'Made in the U.S.A.'?

Are police brutality and mass incarceration issues that were made in the U.S.A.?

Barnard Named New Lexington Police Chief

Barnard Named New Lexington Police Chief

Mark Barnard has been promoted to Chief of the Lexington Division of Police by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. Barnard, who received his master’s degree in Criminal Justice from EKU, had served as the Assistant Chief since 2012. The College of Justice & Safety named Barnard its Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient in 2014.

EKU’s Online Degrees Ranked in the Top 50 by U.S. News and World Report

Eastern Kentucky University is ranked among the best in the U.S. News & World Report’s recently announced 2015 Best Online Education Program Rankings.