One of the challenges in regards to crime prevention is the connection involving law enforcement and the community in which it serves. State police officers have authority to function anywhere in the state and are often known as on to enable other law enforcement agencies, particularly those in rural areas or compact towns. Numerous community colleges, 4-year colleges, and universities offer programs in law enforcement and criminal justice, and agencies may supply financial assistance to officers who pursue these, or related, degrees. Expertise of a foreign language is an asset in several federal agencies and geographical regions. Community service and networking activities by assisting sponsoring agency in a supplementary law enforcement and liaison capacity.