Tagged: Public safety

Adaptive SOPs

Play the audio: [download the .mp3 file] Standard operating procedures (SOPs) guide emergency responders in a crisis, providing predetermined steps to manage anticipated events. However, modern disasters often manifest as complex systems and produce...

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A Different Shade of Blue: an Evaluation of the Civilian Detective Concept and Its Impact on Police Capabilities

Video – 2016 CHDS Thesis Series. David Green. Financial distress and shrinking police candidate pools have diminished cities’ abilities to protect the public. In this Viewpoints video, David Green, Lieutenant for the San Bernardino...

Thesis Series: Preventing School Shootings:  a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

Thesis Series: Preventing School Shootings: a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

Interview — video. Ed Welch. Gun violence in America must be addressed at the highest levels of society. Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech were attacks on the very fabric of America. School shootings represent...

Future Trends in Public Safety

Future Trends in Public Safety

Lecture/presentation — video. Bernard Melekian. This presentation by Bernard K. Melekian was made at the 2013 Center for Homeland Defense and Security APEX Continuing Education Workshop held February 20-21, 2013 at the NPS Center...

Homeland Security on the Tribal level – Building a Public Safety Program

Homeland Security on the Tribal level – Building a Public Safety Program

Interview — video. Margaret Muhr. Margaret Muhr discusses the evolution of her Emergency Services program on Indian land, and the economic and cultural challenges involved in replicating her program among other tribal nations. Watch:...

Suspicious Activity Reporting: It’s not the “who”

Suspicious Activity Reporting: It’s not the “who”

Interview — video. Scott Kelberg. Born of the 911 Commission Report and instituted in 2010, the Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Program works with state and local law enforcement including fusion centers, and public safety...

CHDS Thesis Series: The Contribution of Police and Fire Consolidation to the Homeland Security Mission

Interview — video. Vinicio Mata. Vinicio Mata’s thesis explores the idea of challenging a traditional organizational structure of public safety through the consolidation of police, fire and EMS into a single department to deliver...

The United States Coast Guard and the Citizen’s Action Network

The United States Coast Guard and the Citizen’s Action Network

Interview — video. Michael Billeaudeaux. LT. Commander Andre Billeaudeaux of the United States Coast Guard discusses the Citizen’s Action Network program and its effect as a force multiplier for law enforcement and public safety....