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27 Mar 2013

Facility and Campus Security do you support this? Many Detroit Residents Use Neighborhood Patrols

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I just read an article on Securitymagazine.com that you may be interested in. One of the side effects of bad economy around Detroit area is the rise of crime. In order to prevent that, many Detroit residents are organizing themselves into neighborhood patrols and they claim that their efforts helped preventing the rise of criminal [...]

26 Mar 2013

Malware in Medical Equipment Poses Serious Threat to Hospital Security

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Check out this article on Eweek.com. One of the details people don’t think about is that medical institutions run Windows based computers too and that they are susceptible to malware like all the other computers. According to this interesting article from the E-week the hospitals are focusing on preventing malware entering their networks and threatening [...]

26 Mar 2013

Tracking School Children With RFID Tags? It’s All About the Benjamins

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I just read an article on Wired.com that you may be interested in. A Texas school district has begun to track student attendance via radio frequency identification devices (RFID) embedded in ID cards. This method is easier than a physical headcount in a given classroom, and detecting a students’ presence anywhere on campus is important [...]

26 Mar 2013

Ramsey: “We Need to Stop Cherry-Picking Our Outrage” Over Crimes

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This article from Thecrimereport.org is about Philadelphia’s Police Comissioner Charles Ramsey, and the interview the writer had with him. Ramsey has demonstrated to be a competent and well-regarded figure of law enforcement. When Ramsey is asked about the increasing homicide rate, he cites a lack of manpower and moderate gun-control. Ramsey reflects on the state [...]

26 Mar 2013

UW-L student accused of kicking officer in face

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I just read an article on Lacrossetribune.com that may be of interest to you. A student from University of Wisconsin at La Crose is accused of kicking a police officer in the face during a foot pursuit early Sunday. Christopher Stackhouse who is 19 years old tried to run away after police came to check [...]

26 Mar 2013

Chicago To Prioritize 911 Handling, Stop Police Responding to 70% of Calls – Is it the right choice?

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I just read an article on Thecrimereport.org that might interest you. Chicago is planning to reduce the percentage of in-person police response that 911 calls receive. Currently the city responds to 70% of calls compared to about 30% in other major cities. An effort will be underway to educate the public about the kinds of [...]

26 Mar 2013

Office security, how would you handle this? Trial Of Dr James Mauti For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Worker Tears Apart Family

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Check out this article on Jobs.aol.com. Aol brings an interesting story about Dr James Mauti from New Jersey for alleged molestation of his patient who came to his office to get treatment for her back pain. According to her testimony, instead of getting help she was drugged and molested by the doctor. Now it became [...]

26 Mar 2013

Great Safety Tips for College Students

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I just read an article on Parents-and-kids.com that I thought you should read. College students, like everyone else, should learn a tip or two about their own personal safety like getting familiar with your surroundings, be aware of the environment, not carrying large amount of money, always be prepared, travel in a group, act confident, [...]

26 Mar 2013

Is Policing for Pro’s only or should citizens be involved? ‘Citizens Against Crime,’ Organizing Via Facebook After Budget Cuts

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Huffingtonpost.com. Facing steep budget cuts to its criminal justice network, some residents of a rural Oregon county are banding together to form a neighborhood-based group called Citizens Against Crime, as well as other efforts, to combat theft, burglary, and other relatively minor crimes. The sheriff’s office has [...]

26 Mar 2013

If you’re a campus security pro be on the lookout for this scam – FBI arrest Man stuffing ATMs with fake cash

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Interesting article posted on Usnews.nbcnews.com. Gene Carlo Pena, 26 was arrested this week after he admitted that he stuffed ATMs with counterfit money. Pena worked for the company that was in charge of servicing ATMs in Manhattan. The counterfeit bills that Pena was using, were blank on one side and authorities believe they were meant [...]