Dothan Police Chief John White told an Internet Web site one of his former employees got a degree from a known diploma mill.
Now the chief is encouraging the Alabama legislature to put an end to the practice.
Representatives from Kennedy Western University or KWU deny claims that they are a diploma mill. They say the confusion lies in the definition of a diploma mill.
KWU officials say people are not weighing the difference between a diploma mill and a non-accredited online university education. KWU says they are a licensed university where students work for a “minimum” of a year and a half. A diploma mill, they say, is where you pay money and there's no coursework involved.
Chief John White says there are public servants who use diploma mills and he wants to put an end to them. The chief says diploma mills make about $200 million annually selling bogus degrees.