Crises Preparedness

"Self Awareness" The Forgotten Attribute of Decision Making

Know yourself and know your enemy. You will be safe in every battle. You may know yourself but not know the enemy. You will then lose one battle for every one you win. You may not know yourself or the enemy. You will then lose every battle. The Art of War 3:6.1-7

Killing Spree or Terror... And the Impact on Prevention Efforts By Fred Leland

“What is the aim and purpose of strategy? Is to improve our ability to shape and adapt to unfolding circumstances so that we as, individuals, or as groups, or as a culture, or as a nation-state, can survive on our own terms.”

~Col. John Boyd

Low Probability / High Consequence: Are We Properly Focused? with Spartan Cops

Just because you’ve never seen a train on a stretch of tracks doesn’t mean there never will be one. Yet that is how many officers behave when it comes to low probability / high consequence events. Even though we haven’t seen one in a while, inevitably they will occur and we need to prepare for them.

Tactical IQ: Character and Tactical Decision Making

“If to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.” ~General George Washington

On War On Crime from Project White Horse

Essential Elements of Information for a Culture of Preparedness

“At this stage, the drug cartels are using basic infantry weaponry to counter government forces,” a U.S. government official in Mexico said.  “Encountering criminals with this kind of weaponry is a horse of a different color,” the official said. “It’s not your typical patrol stop, where someone pulls a gun.

The Ultimate Test of a Warrior: Seattle Police Officer Confronts the Lakewood Officers Killer from Spartan Cops

Maurice Clemmons, the Lakewood Officers Killer, is dead today because of the actions of a true warrior, Seattle Police Officer Benjamin Kelly.

Confronting the most brutal cop killer in America by yourself is an awesome challenge for anyone. Continue reading

University of South Florida faculty newsletter Staying Safe: How to Protect Yourself Against Workplace Violence

The University of South Florida has a new, short ,and too the point article about how to protect your self in the workplace. The recommendations apply to preventing violence in any other environment you find yourself in, as well.

Coffee and Conversation: Issues that Affect Law Enforcement and Security: The Inevitable Failure of Suburbia?

An interesting and thought provoking piece written by John Robb over on Global Guerilla's discussing the decline of Suburbia that asks the question, Are suburban communities viable post crunch?

Iraq's lessons, on the home front:

SALINAS, CALIF. -- Famed to readers as the birthplace of John Steinbeck and in supermarket produce circles as the "Salad Bowl of the World," the city of Salinas carries darker renown in the netherworld of California's prisons. Instant respect is accorded any inmate tattooed with the words "Salad Bowl" or "Salis" -- gang shorthand for a city now defined most of all by ferocious eruptions of violence.

Homeland Security Report NO. 203

This month's Homeland Security Report includes the following:

  • Officer Safety Item
  • GAO Aviation Security Report
  • Free Resources
  • Spoof Card
  • A Spy in Maryland
  • USCG / USMC personnel Killed in mid-air Collision
  • Support our Troops
  • Lighten Up
  • Terrorism Calendar

Download this month's issue HERE or click on the Homeland Security Reports Link.

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