Security Training

Security Training

Those with military or law enforcement backgrounds will be familiar with frequently repeated training modules and associated drills. The purpose of these is to ensure that personnel are ready to react immediately to a given set of circumstances. As an example, a...
Bomb Threats

Bomb Threats

According to authorities, the actor TJ Miller called 911 on March 18 while he was riding a train from Washington D.C. to New York City, claiming a woman with brown hair and a scarf “has a bomb in her bag.” Amtrak officials eventually stopped the train, detrained the...
Emergency Management Collaboration

Emergency Management Collaboration

By: J. Christopher Murphy; Senior Associate, Retired US Secret Service For the last forty years, I’ve worked in city, state, and federal public safety. I’ve encountered man-made emergencies from hostage situations to a mass murder incident spread over multiple...
American Church Shootings and Crisis Management

American Church Shootings and Crisis Management

In the 1960s, there was a popular old gospel song entitled “Church Twice on Sunday and Once in the Middle of the Week.” Church was not only popular for spiritual growth, but also for fellowship and social interaction. It was a central part of life in many...
Soft Target Security

Soft Target Security

On August 27, 2018, the latest in a series of multiple fatality shootings in the United States occurred in Jacksonville, Florida. Participants attending a video gaming tournament had gathered at the Jacksonville Landing Complex, an open-air shopping mall with stores,...