SM Online: Legal Issues
09/29/2011 - A police officer is guilty of gross negligence after shooting an unarmed man. The officer, who claimed that he intended to draw his Taser, violated the law when he neglected to verify that he had mistakenly drawn his gun, according to a federal appeals court. The officer’s actions, ruled the court, were objectively unreasonable.
Book Reviews: Training
09/29/2011 - While the book is written from a law enforcement perspective and for a police readership, the information certainly applies to private security professionals who must manage large crowd events in stadiums, malls, concerts, and protests that may be aimed at their companies or on the streets surrounding their facilities.
Book Reviews: Hiring \ Employment Issues
09/29/2011 - Can a book about obtaining the position of police chief and then successfully performing as one be of professional interest to security professionals? In this instance, the answer is a qualified yes.
Daily Headline : Legal Issues
09/27/2011 - NSA is developing secure smartphones. A hacker wants the courts to force the FBI to reveal the details of Stingray location-detecting technology. The Guardian uses uniform crime report data to make an interactive map. And more.
Daily Headline : Physical Security
09/26/2011 - Almost half of waistband shootings in L.A. involved unarmed suspects. The Department of Defense wants to increase the number of military working dogs. A rash of hog thefts plagues the Midwest. And more.
Daily Headline : Cybercrime
09/23/2011 - Another member of LulzSec is caught, only two remain at large. 3D printing technology lauded for good is already being used for crime. The Austin Police Department kills a plan to log unsecured WiFi networks.
Daily Headline : Investigations
09/13/2011 - By testing suspect computing devices on site, law enforcement can reduce forensic wait times and protect the chain of evidence.
Daily Headline : Homeland Security
09/08/2011 - Part III of Security Management's 9-11 Anniversary Special Focus: One of the architects of the Suspicious Activity Reporting program shares insights into its formation and expansion.
SM Online: Education
08/30/2011 - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Web site highlights efforts to combat gang violence around the country.
Daily Headline : Access Control
08/10/2011 - Ft. Hood security reverts back to military police. No more Facebook for inmates. Stuxnet explained. And more.
Daily Headline : Intelligence
08/01/2011 - The San Diego Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit has set an example for other U.S. police departments by successfully becoming active participants in the national intelligence community, according to a report from a nonpartisan homeland security think tank at The George Washington University.
Daily Headline : IT Security
08/01/2011 - Exploiting a vulnerability in programmable logic controllers, hackers could wreak havoc on prison lights, doors, and video surveillance.
Legal Report: Legal Issues
07/28/2011 - A bill (S. 401) introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) would revise the criminal code to strengthen penalties for bribery and corruption convictions. The bill would expand mail and wire fraud statutes to cover offenses involving anything of value, including intangible rights and licenses, not just monetary goods. The measure would also modify elements relating to the crime of bribery of public officials and witnesses to prohibit public officials from accepting anything of value, other than what is permitted by rule or regulation, because of the person’s official position.