Crises Preparedness

Preventing Conflict and Violence by Way of Awareness, Collaborative Efforts and Resilient Networks by Fred Leland

“Uncertainty has been called the greatest challenge to security.”~ Geerat J. Vermeij

None of us escapes conflict; it is part of our daily lives. So how do we become more effective at recognizing potential threatening situations and come up with a more positive outcome driven strategy and methods to preventing and resolving conflicts and violence?

How to change the value of 'street cred' By Derrick Boles and Hakim Hazim

The defendants who stand accused of the murder of Chicago schoolboy Derrion Albert will appear in court today. Many questions remain, but perhaps the most salient one is why so many young black males are, like the accused, choosing a life of violence and self-destruction.

Lessons Learned: The Boyd Cycle Workshop and Adaptive Leadership Methodology Brief with the Alaska State Police

“The essence of winning and losing is in learning how to shape or influence events so that we not only magnify our spirit and strength but also influence potential adversaries as well as the uncommitted so that they are drawn toward our philosophy and are empathetic towards our success.” ~Col. John Boyd

Police chiefs endorse anti-terror community watch

“A store clerk’s curiosity about why Najibullah Zazi was buying large quantities of beauty supply products indicated that something about the transaction wasn’t quite right — and it’s an example of the kind of citizen vigilance that can combat terror, a police commander said Saturday.

Los Angeles police Cmdr. Joan McNamara cited this summer’s incident as police chiefs meeting in Denver adopted a model for a nationwide community watch program that teaches people what behavior is truly suspicious and encourages them to report it to police.

Dozens trained in Colorado to spot possible terrorism dangers

“While anti-terrorism agents in a secured intelligence hub supported FBI operations, state supervisors this week are training a new cadre of 65 ‘terrorism liaison officers’ to serve as their eyes and ears around the state.

The new TLOs, as they are called, will bring the total deployed statewide to 370 — more than five times the initial target when the program began in 2007 — in one of the more robust state efforts to develop a federally guided grassroots network of intelligence agents.

After Action Review on the MALEFIAA Conference and Boyd Cycle Workshop

Spent the whole day Tuesday October 22nd presenting the Boyd Cycle Threat Assessment Workshop to 22 firearms instructors. The goal of the class was not only to present Boyd's theories and how they apply to law enforcement making force decisions and threat assessments on the street and in their investigations. But also how to utilize these ideas to improve training and overall outcomes in law enforcement performance. Cops have a tough job to do and the toughest is in making decisions under pressure while in rapidly changing conditions.

Have we gotten lax in our security?

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

LESC to present Boyd Cycle Threat Assessment and Management to Alaska State Police October 2009

I am proud to announce I will be traveling to Anchorage in early October to present The Boyd Cycle Threat Assessment and Management Workshop to the Alaska State Police.

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 Gunfighting Lessons of Unforgiven by Spartan Cops

Great article and great movie with lessons learned we can all utilize expanded upon here by Scott from Spartan Cops.


by Scott on September 1, 2009

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