Armstrong Atlantic State University (Criminal Justice)
Boston University (Master's)
Capella University Phd Program Public Service Administration (Enrolled)
My name is Amy, and I am a native of Savannah, GA. After I obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic State University I joined the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (at that time known as Savannah Police Department) as a police officer. Like all new officers I began as a patrol officer, but once I completed the probationary period of a rookie officer I was accepted onto a specialized unit known as the Crime Suppression Unit (CSU). The CSU team was a small force of officers that would saturate high crime areas of the city in order to quickly respond to Part 1 crimes in progress (murder, rape, armed robbery...), and to discourage crimes from occurring by being visible and conducting investigations of suspicious activity. This position required our team to read daily updated crime maps of the city and determine the pattern of criminal activity in order for us to conduct proactive preventative patrols as well as to place ourselves in locations that would allow us to react quickly and efficiently to crimes in progress.
After working with the CSU team I transferred to another specialized unit, the Mounted Patrol Unit. This assignment was rewarding to me in more ways than one for I had been riding horses since I was a young child. Riding with the Mounted Patrol Unit gave me a different perspective of patrol work as the horses attracted positive attention of tourists and encouraged many residents of high crime areas to feel more relaxed in the presence of police officers. Riding horses on patrol allowed us to check areas that were more difficult to observe from patrol cars and react quickly to criminal activity.
I left SCMPD to become a Criminal Investigator for the Office of the District Attorney in Savannah, GA. During this time I returned to school to obtain a Masters of Criminal Justice Degree from Boston University's Distance Learning Program.
My husband and I later moved to East TN where we both became Sheriff's Deputies for small counties in the foothills of the mountains. During this time frame I was accepted into Capella University's Public Safety Administration PhD program.
With my husband in Afghanistan I recently decided to return to Savannah, GA. I continue to work towards a PhD while holding a 4.0 GPA and plan to use this degree to teach in a college setting. I feel confident in assisting criminal justice students with their tutoring needs. I not only have experience and education in the field, but I also understand that each student learns material in a different and personalized manner. I do not believe that all students should be expected to learn and retain material in the same manner. I further believe that students who want to truly understand the material and not just memorize it often benefit from the assistance of tutoring and that these students are better able to apply the material to real life situations.
My name is Amy, and I am a native of Savannah, GA. After I obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic State University I joined the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (at that time known as Savannah Police Department) as a police officer. Like all new officers I began as a
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The American Criminal Justice System is continuously changing and evolving to fit the needs of society and protect the rights of the accused. Students can not truly appreciate today's Criminal Justice System and the direction in which it is heading without knowing it's history. Students need to gain an understanding of how society shapes the changes of the Criminal Justice System and how these changes effect the various branches of the system such as the courts, the penal system, law enforcement, and so forth. Changes in laws, the manner in which laws are enforced, changes in the categorization of laws, degree of punishment for offenders, the introduction of new systems (such as drug courts) and programs (such education and drug rehabilitation programs for offenders), changes in treatment of inmates have all been influenced by society and the introduction of new theories. Varying types of police training and practice and the implementation of new police department policies and programs such as Broken Windows and Community Oriented Policing have been the result of changes within society and the Criminal Justice System.
I have worked in the field of law enforcement as a police officer, a criminal investigator for the Office of the District Attorney, and a Sheriff's Deputy. I have a BS in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic State University, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, and am in the process of working towards a PhD in Public Safety from Capella University.