Security News

Have we gotten lax in our security?

wall A certain segment of the population has indeed gotten complacent when it comes to security.

Officer Created Jeopardy: Defining the Problem with Matt from Spartan Cops

What is “officer created jeopardy”?

It can be defined as a situation where an officer deviates from established tactics or policies and his behavior unnecessarily places him (and/or others) at greater risk of harm because of his actions. For example, an officer stepping in front of a fleeing vehicle and then shooting because he is now in danger of being run over.

The Basic Firearms Safety Course: Sunday September 20th VFW Hall Robins Road Walpole, MA

Course Description

This program of instruction is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of the firearm, so it can be handled and stored safely. The Basic Firearms Safety Course is designed for Massachusetts’s residents looking to obtain a License to carry firearms in accordance with the Massachusetts Gun laws. This is a classroom only presentation with lecture and hands on dry fire drills conducted to enhance learning.

Some of what this course covers is as follows:

For Security Trainees, a Threat Theater By Laura Blumenfeld

Five minutes before his job interview, John Fisher parks at Ace Fire Extinguisher Services in College Park, his window open and his stomach jumpy. He is nibbling on spoonfuls of cottage cheese when shouts erupt from the car next to his.

Fisher believes what he is seeing is real.

"Gun! He has a gun!" a man with a Secret Service earpiece yells, riffling through the glove compartment.

"It's my brother's gun!" a man in a black ski cap growls. "I didn't know I had a gun!"

Police Standoff Ends at L.A. Federal Building


A man suspected of making threats against the White House was pulled from his car Thursday after an hours-long standoff in the parking lot of the Federal Building in West Los Angeles.

The man had refused to leave his red Volkswagen Beetle and withstood four rounds of chemical agents tossed inside the car after police broke a rear window. About an hour later, officers shot out the drivers window with a bean bag gun, used a Taser on the man and pulled him out.

Active shooter's release leaves community speechless

In April 2009 the District 4 Court of the State of Wisconsin ordered the release of Bryan Stanley, the killer of three people in a church. Two doctors — both mental health experts — agreed that he is no danger to the public as long as he takes his medication.

Strategy and Tactics For Handling Dynamic Encounters Workshop September 25th 2009 Presented by Fred Leland

“The origins of human violence are complex. Thinkers, historians, and scientists have explored the issue for centuries, but answers remain elusive. The roots of a violent act are multiple, intricate, and intertwined. The mix of factors varies according to the individual and the circumstances. Understanding violence after it has occurred is difficult enough. Trying to assess a threat and keep it from being carried out is even more of a challenge.”

Common Scenario, Unpredictable Results 

Outcomes Based Training & Education/Adaptive Leadership Workshop...Lessons I Learned by Fred Leland

The 4 days I spent this past week at the United States Military Academy participating in a 3 day workshop which focused on Outcomes Based Training and Education (OBT&E) and the Adaptive Leadership Methodology (ALM) which were simply stated, outstanding.

The 3 days of training were hosted by COL Casey Haskins, Director of the Department of Military Instruction (DMI) at the US Military Academy West Point NY,  the father of OBT&E, and  by Majors Chad Foster, Joe Katz, and CPT Al Vigilante of DMI.

Conflict resolution, being a team player, and other stupid clichs with Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith

About a decade ago, my husband and I jointly authored our first police management article, “Avoiding the Abilene Paradox,” for Police Chief  magazine. We received such great feedback from that article that I began an unofficial, on-the-job study of the important role of conflict in successful organizations.

Off to West Point with Don Vandergriff Presenting Workshop Adaptive Leadership Methodology and Decision Making

This week I will be with Don Vandergriff at the United States Military Academy West Point, Department of Military instructions new instructors program. The training will also include a program on Outcomes Based Training & Education (OBT&E) developed by COL Casey Haskins and Maj Chad Foster which we will be participating in as well.

Should be a great, know an outstanding  week of learning and leading with Americas finest. I will fill you in when I get back.

Anyone needs to get hold of me for any reason dial 508-298-2023.

Stay Oriented!


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