Welcome to the Issues in Policing Blog. This new feature of JusticeAcademy.org is specifically designed to provide a forum where members of the profession can address the contemporary issues of the day. This blog is hosted by Dr. James R. Walker, Ph.D. Rick’s criminal justice career spans 40 years where he served in a number of key positions that include patrol officer and deputy sheriff, investigator, and later as Sergeant of patrol and investigations units within law enforcement agencies in South Carolina and Texas. Rick is the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education and serves as a member of the Board of Governors of JusticeAcademy.org. You can email him with your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.