New Rifle, Colorado Police Chief Credits Online Education Model for Career Advancement

RIFLE, Colo. – John Dyer is a seasoned law enforcement professional with 25 years of experience and thousands of hours of training. Four years ago, he made the decision to advance his career through completion of a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from  Ashford University. Like millions of working Americans, he wanted to enhance his education but was limited by choices. Dyer already had completed an associate’s degree and chose Ashford University’s online education model. With a new promotion to Chief of Police in Rifle, Colo., Dyer is experiencing the benefit of a bachelor’s degree. Dyer’s preference for online higher learning matches a national trend. According to a recent national consumer poll by Penn Schoen Berland on behalf of Ashford University, more than 60 percent of adults between the ages of 35 and 48 say online degree programs provide a more realistic learning environment that mimics today’s work culture than traditional campus programs. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association ( The University offers practical and progressive associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. For more information, please visit

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