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University of Michigan Combines Safety Offices after Child Porn Incident Highlights Lack of Communication

- The University of Michigan is creating a new campus safety division after an incident where child porn was discovered in the university’s hospital, but not reported for months.

First Guilty Verdict in Operation Rhino

- Yesterday, a Minneapolis janitor was convicted on five terrorism-related counts for facilitating the recruitment and travel of young men to join a Somali terrorist organization

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Operation Bitter Pill, bin Laden Movie, and More

- Tips to stay secure online. Feds and Interpol knock over 700 knock-off medicine Web sites. National Geographic’s bin Laden movie gets an airdate. And more.


- A report indicates that foreign nationals are not being screened before flight training, and a new study takes a look at the downside of using photographs for identification purposes.

Creating Public Support for SARs

- A survey indicates several hurdles to public reporting of suspicious activity, including a basic understanding of what to report.

Money Laundering Prevention: Deterring, Detecting, and Resolving Financial Fraud

- Turner accurately and succinctly explains this form of criminal operation.

Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Approved: Appeals Court

- An appeals court has ruled that law enforcement does not need a probable cause warrant to track a suspect using that suspect's own mobile phone GPS.

Morning Security Brief: Anaheim Riots, Supreme Court May Rule On DNA Collection, DC Police Say it’s Legal to Record Cops on Duty

- Protesters clash with police overnight in Anaheim. A move by the Supreme Court leads some to speculate it will rule on arrestee DNA collection. D.C. police say it’s legal to video tape and photograph police. And more.

Morning Security Brief: License Plate Readers, Android Security App is Really Malware, Spain’s Crop Theft, and More

- A license plate reader identifies a murder suspect at the border. A security app is exactly the opposite. Police and farmers in Spain have set up patrols to deter crop theft. And more.

Managing the Use of Force Incident: For Criminal Justice Officers, Supervisors, and Administrators

- The subtitle of this book refers to criminal justice officers, supervisors, and administrators, but the principles can also apply to security directors and managers whose officers may have to use force as part of their jobs.

Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases

- Author Dean Beers was never a street cop, but as a county deputy coroner he learned his way around a crime scene and it shows.

Book Review: Fraud Fighter: My Fables and Foibles

- This is an autobiography of a FBI agent who found his way in life, from poor beginnings to creating a world-class organization dedicated to educating fraud fighters.

Social Networking Sites Assist Investigations

- As more investigators use social media, they need to be aware of the legal issues and tread carefully.

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