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Is the Security Industry Shooting in the Dark? Lessons from Florida

- A study of security officer firearms discharges in the state of Florida demonstrate armed security officers need more demanding training. (Online Exclusive)

Training Course Review: Predictive Profiling

- A profiling training course that requires a level of personal awareness that most people do not have on a day-to-day level.

RAND Maps Police and Security Worker Concentrations Nationwide

- A new mapping tool could help U.S. police departments target population areas packed with security workers for more efficient recruiting efforts, according to its developer, the RAND Corporation.

Online Review: Advance: The Guide for Conducting a Protective Security Advance

- An overview of the most important and useful skill performed by a protective services agent.

Partnering Against Anarchy

- An on-the-ground report of how a public-private partnership between police and private security protected Toronto's downtown area from greater damage during Black Bloc anarchist riots during the G20 Summit. (Online Exclusive)  

Beyond the Bodyguard: Proven Tactics and Dynamic Strategies for Protective Practices Success

- Despite a lack of how-to detail, Beyond the Bodyguard is comprehensive, well researched, and detailed.

Viewpoint: Safe Rooms are a Safe Investment

- A corporate safe room is the best investment a company can make to protect its most valuable assets: its executives. (Online Exclusive)

Security Lies Beneath: The Case for Corporate Safe Rooms

- A corporate safe room is the best investment a company can make to protect its most valuable assets: its executives. (Online Exclusive)

The Character of Harms: Operational Challenges in Control

- Security professionals, argues Sparrow, should concentrate on building up the "good" rather than reducing the "bad."

Pirates Released in Case Where One Pirate was Killed By Private Security in Hijack Attempt

- Six pirates apprehended in an attempted attack have been released by authorities, according to The New York Times. The incident involved what is reportedly the first case where armed private security shot and killed a pirate.


- Two programs are using technology to track people who are prone to wander. Project Lifesaver International and the Alzheimer’s Association offer personal locators that help those responsible for patients and family members to keep tabs on them.

Operational Risk Management: A Case Study Approach to Effective Planning and Response

- Consultant-turned-professor Mark Abkowitz explains why certain disasters occurred and why others were averted over the past three decades.

Unconventional Cooperation

- After learning that it would host the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver established a public-private partnership through which business, government, and private-security entities could work together. The effort paid off.

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