The attack on innocence in Uvalde Texas in a classroom of children is not just overwhelmingly painful, it has shaken our nation to the core once more. In the days since the Sandy Hook school attack where students and teachers were attacked in their classrooms by an intruder, we have talked more about school… Continue reading Death in the Classroom – A Response to the Uvalde, Texas Tragedy
Events that attract large crowds of people, such as concerts, festivals, ceremonies, expositions, and more, are intended to be enjoyable for all who attend. However, with large crowds come large security risks. Without proper security measures, tragedy can strike as it did at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, and the Waukesha, Wisconsin Parade. With… Continue reading Important Security Measures to Prevent a Mass Casualty Event
As technology advances, so do processes in every profession and aspect of life. Over the years, the practices and procedures of policing have certainly changed. More specifically, the practices of police interviews have adapted to modern technology over the years. We interviewed Lt. Joseph Pangaro, a retired 27-year veteran police officer and currently certified police… Continue reading How Has Police Interviewing Changed?
An effective Threat Vulnerability & Risk Assessment (TVRA) is the first step in developing a valuable facility security program. The TVRA identifies the security risks an organization faces and ensures that a physical security program is designed to combat those risks. It is important to have appropriate personnel involved in the organization’s TVRA process, to… Continue reading Who Should Be Involved in a Threat, Vulnerability, and Risk Assessment?
When dealing with a situation that could be a potential emergency, it is not only essential to act fast, but also to notify personnel of the situation. Immediate response notifications can help quickly divert an unwanted situation, such as a fight or altercation, from becoming something more serious. Here are five essential tips for immediate… Continue reading 5 Essential Tips for Immediate Response Notification
By Lt. Joseph Pangaro CPM, CSO A flood, an active shooter, a tornado, civil unrest, or a hurricane are all disasters no matter their origin; man-made, or nature-made. The danger these situations bring is counted in lives lost and millions of dollars in property and infrastructure damage. In a world where risk is something we… Continue reading Electronic Tabletop Training is the Next Revolution in Preparing for Disasters and Emergencies.
Staying up to date on various law enforcement topics, such as search warrant training, sexual assault investigation training, or street police interview training is important to the role as a police officer. Designated to serve and protect communities around the country, police officers have to stay diligent in their skills, as well as adapting to… Continue reading Why Is Training Important For Law Enforcement Officers?
Since the onset of COVID-19, many things have shifted to online and remote. While law enforcement and police departments themselves cannot “work-from-home” or go remote, there are other aspects of the job that are online-friendly. One of which is online police training. Keeping your officers engaged and learning is crucial to effectively protect and serve your community. With True Security Design’s law… Continue reading Are There Online Police Training Classes?
The need for security at any large-scale public event such as a high school football game, a musical concert, a graduation or political rally must be a first consideration for any organizer. We live in a time when violence and chaos can and does strike without warning, placing people in danger of injury or death.… Continue reading Assessing Risk And Creating A Safety Plan For Outdoor Public Events
Getting the right mindset is critical if we are to survive a violent event. Taking advantage of the technology and equipment that is available to us is just as critical, and it’s something that can’t be ignored or avoided. We need to consider what actions will enhance our odds at surviving a deadly encounter.… Continue reading The 3 Pillars of Survival: How to Stay Alive During a Violent Incident