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Online Master’s In Criminal Justice:  Faculty Spotlight

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 19, 2016 8:42:32 AM

Saint Leo faculty who teach online criminal justice and emergency and disaster management graduate courses are leaders and veterans in their fields.

For graduate students in criminal justice or emergency management, learning from professors with decades of practitioner experience in the field is invaluable.

And at Saint Leo University, it’s also nothing unusual.

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Topics: Criminal Justice, Critical Incident Management

A Critical Incident Management Career: Safeguarding Port Tampa Bay

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Education and experience equip seasoned Tampa firefighter for leadership position at one of nation’s most diverse seaports.

When Emilio Salabarria retired last year as Tampa Fire Rescue’s chief of special operations, he had 29 years of service, not only responding to emergencies but also making sure trouble stayed far away.

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Topics: Critical Incident Management

Looking To Move Up In Public Safety Administration?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Nov 4, 2014 7:53:00 AM

Here are 10 things you need to know about Saint Leo’s graduate programs in criminal justice and critical incident management – plus a podcast with all the details.

If you’ve been working in public safety for a while, there are numerous reasons why you might be thinking about a master’s degree:

  • You want to gain in-depth knowledge of specific issues such as corrections, emergency management or forensics.

  • You’d like to move up into a management-level position and an advanced degree will set you apart from your competition.
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Topics: Criminal Justice, Critical Incident Management

Critical Incident Management: A Career With Impact

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Sep 11, 2014 8:10:00 AM

What do community celebrations, rock concerts, Major League Baseball games, and hurricanes have in common? They are all events that require critical incident management expertise.

Critical incident managers think about the things that the average person does not.

Before any big event occurs, local law enforcement, along with other government agencies, has spent weeks, if not months, preparing for the show to go on.

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Topics: Criminal Justice, Critical Incident Management

Starting A Career In Critical Incident Management

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jul 29, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Rene Ortiz got his first taste of critical incident management while serving in the military. More than 20 years later, he returned to school to earn two degrees to advance in this growing field.

Just turn on your television and you’ll see why emergency management is becoming a growing career field. If it’s not blizzards, flooding or tornadoes in the Midwest on the news, it’s drought and wild fires out West, or hurricanes in the South or East.

“There have always been hurricanes and weather disasters, but in these modern times they are more aggressive and cause more damage,” says Rene Ortiz, a recent graduate of Saint Leo University’s online master’s in critical incident management program.

When natural disasters strike, it is increasingly important for law enforcement, first responders, government officials and aid organizations to understand how to manage those critical incidents, mitigate hazards, identify risks, and provide help to people impacted.

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Topics: Critical Incident Management

Criminal Justice Careers: Preparing For The Unpredictable

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jun 12, 2014 7:34:00 AM

Haines City police captain and Saint Leo alumnus, Brian McNulty, enhances his critical incident management knowledge with a Saint Leo graduate degree.

Hurricane Katrina. Columbine. Newtown. 9/11. The Boston Marathon bombing. Whether they’re caused by violence, terrorism, or natural disasters, critical incidents, unfortunately, are a part of life in modern society.

And when you’re a law enforcement officer, like Saint Leo University alumnus Brian McNulty, it’s your job to prepare for and try to prevent these events from happening, as well as manage the fall-out, if they do.

In today’s world the need for critical incident management is more of a vital component to every agency than ever before. There’s a saying ‘it’s not if it will happen, but when it will happen,’” says McNulty, the captain of Florida’s Haines City Police Department.

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Topics: Criminal Justice, Critical Incident Management

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