Seeking Engagement at all Costs

The only way to win against active shooters. Make no mistake, we are at war here on U.S. soil. We are engaged in a battle against active shooters. There’s been a lot of attention on the recent failures of Uvalde. The mistakes made there highlight the single most important criteria for winning any battle. That…

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Museum Guards Decide

Our ability to mitigate threat is built on awareness, it’s the first important step for detection which then leads to deterrence and deployment. It seems obvious that those who are closest to a protected environment would know it best. Your postal worker is the first to recognize a new feature in the neighborhood. The local…

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Beckham Burglary

David and Victoria Beckham live in a $50 million mansion in the posh Holland Park area of West London. They can easily afford to have the highest end security systems in place. And yet last month, while members of the family were at home downstairs, a burglar broke into an upper story  guest room and…

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Talking to Strangers

BOOK REVIEW   This week, we would like to recommend a book to our subscribers. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell will make you think and, in some ways, doubt your ability to evaluate strangers. In the fields of law enforcement, intelligence and security we constantly engage and interact with strangers. We are trained to…

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Drone – friend or foe

Drones are everywhere. We’ve seen from Ukraine news how effective even slower, older drones can be in a military campaign. Paparazzi use drones to invade the private lives of celebrities. Law enforcement uses them for surveillance and tracking. Drones aid land surveyors for plotting areas. And folks love taking recreational airborne tours and testing their…

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Ukraine Improvises

Ukrainians have been slowing down the Russia invasion of their country through a combination of grit, courage and improvisation in the face of Russian fire power.  Russia’s standing army is #5 in the world with 900,000 active-duty soldiers plus 2 million reservists versus Ukraine’s 196,000 active plus 900,000 reservists. Russia’s military expenditure in 2020 was…

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$73M Remington Settlement

Families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre won a $73 million settlement with Remington Arms, last week. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, enacted in 2005 under President G. W. Bush, has protected gun and arms manufacturers from liability for mass shootings. Some in the gun world would say that this…

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No Fly List

Delta Airlines CEO Edward Bastian has requested that the U.S. federal government create a national no-fly list of disruptive passengers barring them from traveling on any commercial carrier. He noted in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland that “this action will help prevent future incidents and serve as a strong symbol of the consequences…

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Crime and Climate

  A recent study has again found a correlation between continuing climate change and a rise of violent crime across the globe. Researchers determined that for every degree of above-average temperature there was a matching one percent increase in the rate of violent crime. This study was a collaboration between universities in Abu Dhabi, India…

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2021 Recap

2021 was a good year for Chameleon. While Covid continues to raise challenges, it has also provided new opportunities. Some of our contracted clients switched from classroom to virtual training. Although we prefer the former, the latter has its benefits and has proven very successful. In 2021, we helped government agencies address security issues related…

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