Mass casualty attacks such as those in San Bernardino, California; Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; and Lahore, Pakistan — to name a few recent incidents — shake people’s sense of security and challenge the law enforcement agencies who seek to protect their communities. Many of these events are unpredictable; however, prior planning, effective partnerships, and resources for the victims can help prepare an agency for response and aftermath management should the unthinkable happen in its community.
It’s been nearly 50 years since former Austin, Texas, Police Department (APD) officers Ramiro Martinez and Houston McCoy confronted and stopped the sniper who was killing people from the University ...
One need only turn on the nightly news to understand that law enforcement across the United States is facing some unprecedented challenges. Those challenges, including the need to rebuild community tr...
The Aurora Theater Shooting Experience: Considerations for Multi-Jurisdictional/Multi-Disciplinary Response to Mass Shooting EventsChallenges in the 21st-century United States have proven monumental for those charged with providing public safety. Due to the grim rate of evolving threats, innovative thinking, planning, responding,...
Police officers are carefully recruited and well-trained to deal with threats and ensure their own safety and the safety of their communities. As a result, many people would likely assume that officer...
On December 9, 2015, during a U.S. Senate Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Oversight Committee hearing, FBI Director James Comey agreed with U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham when he said, “There are...
At approximately 12:40 a.m. on July 20, 2012, members of the Aurora, Colorado, Police Department responded to the local Century 16 theater following the largest mass shooting in Colorado’s history. ...
In May 30, 1997, a man shot at Sergeant Gregory Gallagher with the sergeant’s gun and fired at an area resident, Benjamin Pitre. The man then forced himself into the house of a local resident, Bonni...
A Proactive, Collaborative Approach to Community Mental Health: The Hurst, Euless, and Bedford (HEB) ModelPolice departments face numerous challenges every day in their officers? interactions with persons with mental illness. These encounters are on the rise, so departments everywhere are trying to develo...
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