Coronavirus Phase 3 – Returning to normal

It’s a funny thing.  As late as December, some of my clients’ employees were still snarky about their emergency plans.  Questioning why we need to plan for active shooters and how ridiculous pandemics are.  Citing that SARS, Swine and other illnesses never truly made it to us. Making jokes about aliens swooping us up. Now Read more about Coronavirus Phase 3 – Returning to normal[…]

Is your security team prepared to handle anything?

I hate to admit this, but most public agency security teams are ill-prepared to handle their day to day tasks.  From subpar fitness to lack of desire, to lack of policies create more risk thru a false of sense of security for staff and students. The topic of health and fitness is touchy, to say Read more about Is your security team prepared to handle anything?[…]

Are eu·phe·misms annoying your risk management programs?

During my career, there have been a few constants.  A few of those sayings that I repeat over and over again.  One is “don’t mess with peoples’ money.”  Another is “don’t let the fox in the hen house.” You just don’t do it.  The last is “say what you mean and mean what you say.” Read more about Are eu·phe·misms annoying your risk management programs?[…]

Why transparency should be cloudy when it comes to emergency plans.

For years I have discussed the need to keep certain information close to the vest when it comes to emergency plans and especially in regard to the CSSP.  Now that schools and cities are relying more and more on  electronic communication devices, IoT and other high tech systems, the need to protect emergency operations from Read more about Why transparency should be cloudy when it comes to emergency plans.[…]

Is relying on the Police to provide Active Shooter Training a good idea?

Active shooter training, drilling, and preparedness are in high demand right now.  Frankly, it should stay that way.  Guns aren’t going away anytime soon and laws just don’t work.  Schools are up against the proverbial wall when it comes to educating kids and also keeping them safe; active shooter training taking a back seat in Read more about Is relying on the Police to provide Active Shooter Training a good idea?[…]

Alex Chan (@asianchan)

There’s no such thing as a “safe space”. Not even at your school.

Safe spaces have been quite the rage lately on school campuses.  And while they do promote excellent communication and discussion of ideas and concepts, help to reduce violence and hate, the idea that safe spaces can protect individuals inside the space is a far cry from reality.  To take a long trip back to the Read more about There’s no such thing as a “safe space”. Not even at your school.[…]

Schools beware of the handgun that looks like a smartphone

As if concealed weapons aren’t tough enough to spot in backpacks and jackets, handguns that resemble smartphones is the next wave in search and seizure madness.  The folks over at Ideal Conceal have brought to life an idea that has school administrators and security officers scrambling.  This isn’t just fantasy anymore.  It’s real life James Bond Read more about Schools beware of the handgun that looks like a smartphone[…]

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