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Avoiding Crisis by Effective Incident Management

Avoiding Crisis by Effective Incident Management

Effective incident management begins with good fundamental incident response procedures. The significance of having an effective ‘incident management’ determines whether you will handle an incident effectively and avert a crisis or not. This holds true for security and safety incidents. In order to have a good ‘incident response,’ one has to be able to recognize...

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Security Operations As A Service

Security Operations As A Service

Other than just being a manpower provider, security operations is a real component of the enterprise  it serves. In my little over ten years in the private security industry in the Philippines, I’ve learned a few things, such as that the security industry is much more like public safety than it is the military. Thus,...

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Why We Carry Weapons

It seems like it is often lost among the administrative, media, and management people, why security, law enforcement officers, and public safety personnel carry weapons. I hear it and see it too often in the deployment of security guards and in the actions of management that weapons are carried by security personnel for ‘intimidation’ purposes....

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Effective Radio Communications: The Officer’s Lifeline on the Field

In previous articles I have discussed the importance of mobility and the function of weapons in the security field, which were the ‘Shoot and Move’ aspects of the business. Here we talk about communications –the importance of effective radio communications in public safety and security. Communications in public safety and security work is the officer’s...

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Weapons Selection and Training for Security

Since ‘weapons training’ is a favorite topic of most people in the security industry, and I have seen so much questionable methods being taught, I decided to get in the fray and put my two cents in! I have been making comments about the type and quality of training our poor security guards have been...

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Pro Active Policing

We know what the problem is: there is a rise in criminality. We need to deal with it, so we look around and see what the others are doing. Some have had success with ‘pro active policing’ so we pitch that line to the public to give them the sense that we are doing something....

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Achieving Emergency Preparedness

Lately we have had some major security incidents that have caused a big stir not only with security practitioners but with the public safety community and the general public.  The big stir is the question and quandary of ‘why did we mishandle these incidents?!” Despite all the earlier conventions and seminars, all the given Emergency...

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Weapons Training for the Public Safety and Security Officer

Here we cover the other aspect of security or public safety operations capability, which is the ‘shoot’ aspect in ‘shoot, move and communicate.’  I decided to use the common military operations doctrine in this discussion due to the dominance of people with military background in public safety and security fields in the Philippines.  Although there...

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Policing Modern Day

What is policing? Well, from my experience and perspective, policing is keeping the community in line and at peace with each other.  We could discuss here the evolution of policing from when it was privatized and organized by Sir Robert Peel in England or we could start from the first effort to codify law during...

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