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The Basic Firearms Safety Course: Sunday September 20th VFW Hall Robins Road Walpole, MA

Course Description

This program of instruction is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of the firearm, so it can be handled and stored safely. The Basic Firearms Safety Course is designed for Massachusetts’s residents looking to obtain a License to carry firearms in accordance with the Massachusetts Gun laws. This is a classroom only presentation with lecture and hands on dry fire drills conducted to enhance learning.

Some of what this course covers is as follows:

Dealing with Active Shooters from the Perspective of a Former School Resource Officer from Spartan Cops

I worked as a school resource officer at a 5-A high school (approximately 2,500 students) from 1999-2002. During that time, I became extremely interested in school violence, and active shooters in particular. I was the only police officer assigned to the school, and it quickly became apparent that I would have to deal with violent situations by myself.

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.

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 

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.

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.

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

Nearly 30% U.S. Hospitals Have Lockdown Challenges

LOS ANGELES — Although hospitals should have the ability to lock all doors quickly so unauthorized individuals cannot gain access during a security incident, 7 percent of U.S. hospitals can’t lockdown at all, according to a study released today by Campus Safety magazine. Another 20 percent take more than 15 minutes to secure their entrances and exits.

The results of the survey, which appears in the July/August issue of Campus Safety Magazine, show that it takes an average of 11 minutes for respondent hospitals of all sizes to lockdown their facilities.

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