Campus Security News

Leland Connects the Dots by Adam Elkus of Rethinking Security

Adam Elkus has posted some comments on the article Conflict, Violence and the Art of Operations...Connecting the End (Strategy) with the Means (Tactics) written by me. Its an honor for me to have an expert like Adam Elkus take an interest in my work as he is one of the nations leaders in this area.

Police Operational Art for a Five-Dimensional Operational Space by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus

The last fifteen years have yielded a rich literature on structural dimensions of modern-day tactics and operational art, particularly on the challenge posed by information age command and control (C2) technology, decentralized swarming, and irregular opponents.

Toward Operational Art for Policing by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus

The military, facing a complex and intractable mixture of “wicked problems” on the battlefield, has responded with a doctrinal revolution in the production and practice of operational theory.  But most police agencies don’t incorporate the “operational level of maneuver” into their planning and concept of operations.   We face a constellation of complex “high-intensity policing” problems such as counterterrorism, transnational organized crime and gangs that demand development of a true operational art and doctrine, rather than current focus on tactical response.

Learn-Unlearn and Re-learn on the Law Enforcement and Security Consulting Blog

“Nothing great has been and nothing great can be accomplished without passion.” ~G.W.F. Hegel

Virginia Tech Gunman's Mental Health Records Found

Cho killed 32 people on April 16, 2007, then committed suicide as police closed in. His mental health treatment has been a major issue in the investigation of the shootings.

A memo from Gov. Tim Kaine's chief legal counsel to victims' family members says Cho's records and those of several other Virginia Tech students were found July 18 in the home of Dr. Robert H. Miller.

The memo said the records were removed from the Cook Counseling Center on the Virginia Tech campus more than a year before the shootings.

Six Shot at a Texas University

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston police on Thursday increased to eight the injury toll from a drive-by shooting at a community rally on the Texas Southern University campus.

University officials initially said six people were wounded when gunfire broke out as the ''family block party'' event was ending about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Education Based Discipline

This is a short but great article on Education based Discipline. Its great to see a leading organization such as LASD take the lead on creating and nurturing Cops through lessons learned when mistakes are made instead of the progressive discipline and the zero defect mentality only approach that creates poor morale not only in individual officers who are the subject of discipline but throughout and organization. 

Force Science #122: New study links multi-tasking capacity to good or bad shooting decisions

Officers who have a greater capacity for multi-tasking are less likely to make errors in shooting decisions, even when emotionally aroused, according to a new study from psychology researchers at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

WTC memorial will be open to families on 9/11

By Jennifer Peltz
Associated Press

A crane works above Tower 4 at the World Trade Center site, Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in New York. The 64-story tower, designed by Maki & Associates, is being constructed by developer Larry Silverstein. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Explosives found at home of Texas deputy's killer

By Arelis Hernandez
Associated Press

Chambers County Sheriff Joe LaRive holds framed photos of sheriff's deputy Shane Detwiler's family. Earlier this week, a shootout and standoff at a rural mobile home park near Baytown, Texas led to Detwiler, 31, being shot and killed. The gunman, a former reserve police officer Gilbert Ortez, Jr., was found dead inside the trailer home. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)

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