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professor Richard Niemann has over 25 years of experience as a criminal
justice practitioner, teacher, researcher, subject
matter expert and tactical training professional. A retired police officer,
Richard became a faculty member at Kaplan University in 2008, teaching classes about
homeland security , criminal justice and
counter-terrorism. He is certified by the American College of Forensic
Examiners Institute (ACFEI) in homeland security, CHS Level IV, and as a certified anti-terrorism specialist (CAS).
Drawing on his
extensive background in Homeland Security and Investigations and applying his
skill sets in mission planning, surveillance and undercover
work. Richard’s classes offer students a fascinating exploration
into the field
of law enforcement. For instance, Richard has experienced
first-hand how an incident uncovered by a local police department escalated
into a case involving FBI, DEA and Customs which span across many states and
our border. Insight gained from such experiences makes him an exceptional
mentor, able to engage and inspire students while imparting crucial knowledge
and understanding with regard to the skills needed to tackle todays evolving
describes himself as being both analytical and strategic; two character traits
that have helped him succeed in the law enforcement and criminal justice
arenas. He points out, though, that all different personalities are
needed in the Department of Homeland Security, and depending on skills and
talents, various opportunities exist.
those looking to develop a career path, Richard emphasizes the importance of
trying to capitalize on one’s basic interests. “For instance, if you love
video games, you might want to learn how to operate a drone. If you are a
whiz at computers, look into the growing field of cyber-security. I like
to ask students, what appeals to you? ”
Richard does say some skills are universally beneficial. “I highly
recommend students have a balance of criminal justice classes and I.T.
classes,” says Richard. “Students with a high level understanding of
advanced technologies will be better equipped for success in this field.”
via an online environment is extremely satisfying for Richard, as he enjoys the
opportunity to connect with individuals who are eager to learn and
significantly interested in the topics he covers. “Some of my
students are on Navy ships in the middle of the Mediterranean,” Richard
explains. “And, I am thrilled that we can be there for them.”
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