Law Enforcement

Textalyzer

Perhaps you can relate: driving to work this morning on the highway a car in the lane next to me started to gradually slow down and then it was swerving a bit.  As I sped past, I saw the driver looking down at his phone, no doubt texting.  Once I reached my exit, the off…

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Security at Cannes

Next week is the opening of the famous Cannes Film Festival, celebrating its 70th anniversary with maximum glitz and glamour.  Hundreds of thousands attend.  After the horrific terrorist attack in nearby Nice last July, and the particularly tense political atmosphere roiling in the south of France, festival organizers are ramping up security.  Again.  Last year…

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ICE’s Voice?

Controversy is everywhere these days.  Not surprisingly, the opening of a new office under the auspices of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) began with a bang. The idea behind the office created under President’s Trump’s Executive Order No. 13768 is to act as a liaison between ICE and the…

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National Security Strategy

  A National Security Strategy has been produced every few years going back to 1987, under the Reagan administration.  The latest NSS was published in 2002 and 2006 by President Bush, and in 2010 and 2015 by Barack Obama. The purpose of the NSS is to communicate a President’s vision to the Congress as well as…

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Women in Security

Ninety percent or more of the attendees at our security executive seminars are men.  And those women who attend our training are usually security executives working at the highest levels in their respective company or agency, or they play an active role in government or academia and are leaders in their field.  They come to…

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Mandating Security to Help Prevent Attacks

New Jersey Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) has introduced a bill that requires local law enforcement to work with various state and local agencies to develop security protocols to preserve public safety during events that attract large crowds. Under the Community Protection Act, agencies such as Homeland Security would work directly with local police to…

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Fighting Fear

Statistically speaking, we live in a safer world today than ever before.  Over the last few centuries, incidence of homicides has plummeted and although certain war torn areas around the globe suffer, on the whole our century is one of the safest ever (see chart below).   But it sure doesn’t feel safe at the moment,…

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The Bad Samaritan

Last month, Winston Moseley died at the age of 81. His name is not familiar to most yet his death has brought up coverage of the circumstances of his notoriety. Moseley stalked, raped and killed 28 year old Kitty Genovese on a street in Queens, New York in 1964. He was confined in prisons for…

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Krav Maga

More than a martial art, Krav Maga is a reality-based fighting technique whose purpose is to survive and win a violent confrontation. The crux of it is to take rapid control of a situation, with full, brutal aggression and maximum efficiency. The enemy’s hard to shield soft points: eyes, nose, groin, knees, feet are immediate…

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Prisoner Ebb and Flow

The Netherlands is closing eight prisons this year due to its declining prisoner population. The trend is not new; prisons have been closing over the last decade.   For 150 years, the Het Arresthuis jail in the Netherlands housed criminals. Unused since 2007, it was transformed a few years ago into a luxury hotel with…

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