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Signs of Mass Murder are Present Before the Attack

The recent report from the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center highlights the importance of community awareness in thwarting mass murder events.  According to the report there were 67 thwarted incidents of planned mass violence in schools from 2006 to 2018.  In every case it was an individual close to the perpetrator that reported suspicious […]

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Make Sure Security Priorities Match Realities

Since the attack on the Capitol Building there has been an increase in the conversation about how to secure against a mob.  The answer is that it is never easy or entirely possible to thwart a determined assault.  Given enough time and resources the mob will prevail.  Mobilizing enough resources to prevent the mob isn’t […]

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Remembering Sandy Hook – 8 Years Past What Actually Changed?

With all the news of the election we have failed to adequately remember the tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook. The COVID pandemic has kept students out of the classroom for the most part so the pressure to examine physical security needs has diminished.  Needless to say we are still in a period that requires […]

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Staying Vigilant in a Pandemic

Written by Sheriff (Ret) Currie Myers, PhD, MBA If there is anything, we can learn from the year 2020 is that when we collectively focus on one main threat, other threats that were once at the forefront of thought are not abated. In fact, these threats fester and grow. It is imperative that we stay […]

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Easy Steps to Keep your Packages Safe from Theft

As the country enters that time of year when packages are being shipped and delivered in higher than normal levels there are several steps you can take to prevent being the victim of theft.  Some of these ideas are tried and true procedures that work to keep items secure.  Other ideas are available through the […]

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Voter Safety Tips

Protecting Your Safety as You Exercise Your Right to Vote There are several issues that are unique to the 2020 election cycle.  The media has recently run stories on preparations for the upcoming election.  All the issues with the pandemic, civil unrest, disruptions as well as the usual high volume of potential voters with soliciting/pamphleteering/electioneering […]

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SAFEDEFEND™ – Online Safety Tips for schools and meetings

Heading back to school is complex, as students embark on a mixture of virtual learning, hybrid and in class instruction. Because so many are online, sometimes schools forget to effectively communicate directly with parents about the steps that need to be taken in order to keep our kids safe at school… and at home. Stories […]

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