Various associations that promote professional development, information sharing, and networking.
Various professional journals/websites providing insights into law enforcement and security trends, challenges, and solutions.
Free web-based training in security and emergency management.
If you have reviewed the professional organizations and resources portions of this web page, you can see there is a wealth of external training opportunities. The link below discusses the DS' External Training (ET) program as well as application procedures. The ET program can also be used to fund college tuition as well as certification prep courses, but not certification exams (i.e. CPP, CFE, CBCP, PMP).
Have you ever considered studying a subject that may seem outside your primary job, but could actually enhance your ability to deliver results as a law enforcement or security professional? The following links provide access to some of the most prestigious universities in academia. Take a few minutes to peruse the offerings and considering taking a class in communications, public relations, marketing/branding, writing, supply chain management, artificial intelligence, psychology, and the list goes on.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) - https://www.mooc.org/
Open Culture - http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses
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