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Terrorism Awareness: Vigilance, It Will Take America Banding Together to Minimize the Terrorist Threat!

I wrote this back in 2007 along with my partner at the time Maria Gonzalez. As we are coming up on 8 years since 9-11 I am putting it on the Blog as a reminder to be alert and aware. Stay Oriented!  Fred

By Fred Leland and Maria Gonzalez

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, or the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” —Charles Darwin

Manhunt underway in U.S., Mexico after border agent killed

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (Xinhua) -- U.S. and Mexican authorities on Saturday continued their search for suspects along the U.S.-Mexico border after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed by assailants.

    Investigators said evidence shows that the shooting confrontation at the border fence near San Diego, California, may have left at least one of the attackers seriously injured.

Leland Connects the Dots by Adam Elkus of Rethinking Security

Adam Elkus has posted some comments on the article Conflict, Violence and the Art of Operations...Connecting the End (Strategy) with the Means (Tactics) written by me. Its an honor for me to have an expert like Adam Elkus take an interest in my work as he is one of the nations leaders in this area.

Police Operational Art for a Five-Dimensional Operational Space by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus

The last fifteen years have yielded a rich literature on structural dimensions of modern-day tactics and operational art, particularly on the challenge posed by information age command and control (C2) technology, decentralized swarming, and irregular opponents.

Toward Operational Art for Policing by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus

The military, facing a complex and intractable mixture of “wicked problems” on the battlefield, has responded with a doctrinal revolution in the production and practice of operational theory.  But most police agencies don’t incorporate the “operational level of maneuver” into their planning and concept of operations.   We face a constellation of complex “high-intensity policing” problems such as counterterrorism, transnational organized crime and gangs that demand development of a true operational art and doctrine, rather than current focus on tactical response.

Learn-Unlearn and Re-learn on the Law Enforcement and Security Consulting Blog

“Nothing great has been and nothing great can be accomplished without passion.” ~G.W.F. Hegel

How to safely use emergency lights

Working on the highways and roadways of America is some of the most dangerous work a law enforcement officer can do. While the risks of who is in the car that is being stopped, the positioning of the patrol vehicle, how an officer exits the car, the approach of the violator vehicle and the retreat after contact is made are all vitally important in the safety of an officer, one of the most vital decisions that an officer must make when stopping on the roadway is the use of their emergency lights.

Education Based Discipline

This is a short but great article on Education based Discipline. Its great to see a leading organization such as LASD take the lead on creating and nurturing Cops through lessons learned when mistakes are made instead of the progressive discipline and the zero defect mentality only approach that creates poor morale not only in individual officers who are the subject of discipline but throughout and organization. 

Force Science #122: New study links multi-tasking capacity to good or bad shooting decisions

Officers who have a greater capacity for multi-tasking are less likely to make errors in shooting decisions, even when emotionally aroused, according to a new study from psychology researchers at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

WTC memorial will be open to families on 9/11

By Jennifer Peltz
Associated Press

A crane works above Tower 4 at the World Trade Center site, Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in New York. The 64-story tower, designed by Maki & Associates, is being constructed by developer Larry Silverstein. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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