AMU In Public Safety Matters

In Public Safety Matters features news and views from subject-matter experts on topics related to law enforcement, corrections, the fire service, emergency and disaster management, and much more.

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  • 60. Where Are All the Cybersecurity Workers? | EP60

    The cybersecurity field is finding it difficult to build the workforce it needs to protect businesses and individuals. In this episode, AMU’s Dr. Nicole Drumhiller explores the intriguing aspects of cybersecurity with Andre Slonopas.

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  • 59. There Is No ‘Safe’ or ‘Quiet’ Hurricane Season | EP59

    In this episode, Dr. Christopher Reynolds, AMU’s Dean and Vice President of Academic Outreach and Program Development, offers some expert advice on what to do before, during and after a hurricane. Hear what he’s learned during his more than three decades of emergency management and disaster preparedness experience.  
  • 58. The Past, Present and Future of Policing from an NYPD Veteran | EP58

    On this episode of In Public Safety Matters, AMU’s Dr. Larry D. Parker, Jr. talks to retired police Sergeant John Downey about the current perception of policing in America and his 12-year career with the NYPD. John also offers solid advice for young people thinking of going into the field of law enforcement and shares his experiences since transitioning from cop to civilian. There’s even a mention of boxing champion Mike Tyson.
  • 57. Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin’s Mining’s Energy Consumption in Texas | EP57

    In this episode of In Public Safety Matters, AMU’s Senior Manager of Public Sector Outreach, Buster Nicholson, speaks to Corpus Christi Councilman Roland Barrera about Bitcoin mining and other energy matters affecting his city and the state of Texas.
  • 56. BONUS: Celebrating Commencement 2022

    Hear from graduates and faculty members as they celebrate the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022!
  • 55. Taking Action to Address the Mental Health Crisis in Corrections | EP55

    Corrections officers die by suicide at a rate of three to four times that of the general public. In this episode, AMU Criminal Justice professor Dr. Michael Pittaro talks about the mental health crisis in corrections. Learn about his upcoming testimony in Washington, D.C. advocating for awareness and change to help correctional officers.
  • 54. How Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Can Mitigate Inflation | EP54

    Inflation rates are skyrocketing. In this episode, AMU’s Buster Nicholson talks to Mayor Scott Conger of Jackson, Tennessee about his initiative to invest in and education his constituents about investing in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency to hedge inflation. Learn about the potential of digital funds, the city’s efforts to educate people about cryptocurrency, and how its adoption could benefit municipalities and lead to the evolution of our monetary system.