Campus Security News

CU adding 6 police officers, studying late-night parking

BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado will add six new police officers, stepping up the late-night patrols on the campus.

The CU Police Department’s staff will grow to 46 officers by 2011, the school announced at a news conference Thursday focusing on improving campus safety. More officers will allow campus police to start a “platoon strategy,” with as many as 10 officers patrolling between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Officer training plays out at Ore. safety academy

The Associated Press

(AP) — SALEM, Ore. - Bikers in leather vests and jackets curse and yell in the front yard of a house on Harry Minto Court. Four police officers try to break up the gang, but the bikers manage to split up the cops, and a full-blown ruckus ensues.

Training coordinators interrupt the scene. Gathering the officers in a circle, the "bikers" are mostly retired officers, and the cops are rookies from across Oregon.

5 Shot, 5 Arrested In Langston U. Attack Suspects, Victims Not Langston Students, University Says

LANGSTON, Okla. -- Fire people are injured after shooting on Langston University's main campus.

University officials said that five people who are not Langston students were arrested in connection with the case. The victims were also not Langston students, according to the university.

Campus police said that the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting their investigation.

The shooting happened at about 1:10 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot behind Jones Hall.

Active shooter's release leaves community speechless

In April 2009 the District 4 Court of the State of Wisconsin ordered the release of Bryan Stanley, the killer of three people in a church. Two doctors — both mental health experts — agreed that he is no danger to the public as long as he takes his medication.

Maneuver and Focus Efforts on Disrupting Your Adversary's Mindset

“In most campaigns the dislocation of the enemy's psychological and physical balance has been the vital prelude to a successful attempt at his overthrow.” ~Captain Sir Basil H. Liddell Hart, 1944

Strategy and Tactics For Handling Dynamic Encounters Workshop September 25th 2009 Presented by Fred Leland

“The origins of human violence are complex. Thinkers, historians, and scientists have explored the issue for centuries, but answers remain elusive. The roots of a violent act are multiple, intricate, and intertwined. The mix of factors varies according to the individual and the circumstances. Understanding violence after it has occurred is difficult enough. Trying to assess a threat and keep it from being carried out is even more of a challenge.”

Common Scenario, Unpredictable Results 

Outcomes Based Training & Education/Adaptive Leadership Workshop...Lessons I Learned by Fred Leland

The 4 days I spent this past week at the United States Military Academy participating in a 3 day workshop which focused on Outcomes Based Training and Education (OBT&E) and the Adaptive Leadership Methodology (ALM) which were simply stated, outstanding.

The 3 days of training were hosted by COL Casey Haskins, Director of the Department of Military Instruction (DMI) at the US Military Academy West Point NY,  the father of OBT&E, and  by Majors Chad Foster, Joe Katz, and CPT Al Vigilante of DMI.

Conflict resolution, being a team player, and other stupid clichs with Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith

About a decade ago, my husband and I jointly authored our first police management article, “Avoiding the Abilene Paradox,” for Police Chief  magazine. We received such great feedback from that article that I began an unofficial, on-the-job study of the important role of conflict in successful organizations.

Off to West Point with Don Vandergriff Presenting Workshop Adaptive Leadership Methodology and Decision Making

This week I will be with Don Vandergriff at the United States Military Academy West Point, Department of Military instructions new instructors program. The training will also include a program on Outcomes Based Training & Education (OBT&E) developed by COL Casey Haskins and Maj Chad Foster which we will be participating in as well.

Should be a great, know an outstanding  week of learning and leading with Americas finest. I will fill you in when I get back.

Anyone needs to get hold of me for any reason dial 508-298-2023.

Stay Oriented!


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

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