SM Online: Surveillance
09/21/2007 - A Temple University professor sifts through the data and looks at the pros and cons of using CCTV.
Homeland Security: Terrorism
09/20/2007 - Detonating an improvised explosive device using a remote trigger like a cell phone or remote-controlled car is a fairly simple task. Preventing the bomb from exploding using localized jamming technology is an equally simple task, but currently first responders at the state and local levels are not given access to these types of technologies, says Howard Melamed, president and CEO of Cellantenna Corp, which distributes similar devices.
Editor's Note: Physical Security
09/20/2007 - An incident at the U.S. Capitol underscores that no one should be above security.
Daily Headline : Drug Control
09/20/2007 - A GAO report says more cooperation with Mexico needed.
Daily Headline : ID issues \ Identity Theft
09/20/2007 - Police's ability to collect and retain biological information conflicts with democratic rights.
Homeland Security: Maritime Security
09/19/2007 - Approximately 95 percent of U.S. trade enters or leaves through the nation’s 361 seaports. Despite renewed attention on ports, security efforts continue to fall short of stated government goals.
Legal Report: Legislation
09/19/2007 - A bill (H.R. 4244) introduced by Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR) would establish grants for regional task forces designed to investigate and prosecute identity theft and other economic crimes. The task forces would comprise federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
SM Online: School Security
09/19/2007 - Schools and police departments are partnering to produce floor plans on CDs for use by first responders during a crisis.(Digital Imaging for Safe Schools: A Public Safety Response to Critical Incidents and a shorter version of the same document, Quick Reference Guide for Digital Imaging)
Daily Headline : Substance Abuse
09/18/2007 - Despite successes in stopping domestic production, foreign smuggling of the drug has filled the void, officials say.
SM Online: Privacy
09/18/2007 - A police officer was acting within the course of his employment when he told a fellow officer that his new girlfriend might be infected with AIDS.
SM Online: Crime
09/18/2007 - The FBI has issued an interim final rule setting out how employers can request criminal background checks on private security officers.
Book Reviews: How-to
09/14/2007 - In the information systems sphere, this book can help. It is a highly effective handbook designed for both public and private organizations and all levels of law enforcement. It gives guidance on how they should modify their respective security postures to meet a declared alert condition.
Book Reviews: Public-Private Partnerships
09/14/2007 - On the other hand, private security professionals can learn a lot from this text, especially if they are responsible for investigating embezzlement, fraud, threats, or violence. It can help them interview victims and witnesses and interrogate suspects.