Rasmussen College Debuts New Grants for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Officials

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Rasmussen College has announced a new grant program to help dedicated public servants and law enforcement officials looking to add speciality postsecondary degrees to their resume in order advance their careers.

As one of the only types of programs offered in the country to police officers, sheriff’s deputies, firefighter and paramedics, the American Heroes grant will offer 100 awards worth up to $2,500 each in direct assistance to any active law enforcement or public safety official who enrolls in Rasmussen’s degree program at any of its campuses nationwide or online.

This new grant is a great way for us to show our sincere appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices these individuals make every day to keep us safe by answering the call to duty, no matter what time of the day or night, said Matt Petz, director of the Rasmussen College School of Justice Studies.

The school said an advanced degree can help these professionals achieve higher rank and salary, as well as pursue a career in health sciences or forensics.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for police and criminal investigators are expected to increase by 17% through 2018.

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