Personal Safety

Define the Issue, Defend Your Business

27 September in Personal Safety, Workplace Violence

“Rogue cop, fugitive officer, cop killer”; all words used in describing the hunt for former Los Angeles Police Department Officer Christopher Dorner, wanted for the ambush killings of three people, one a Riverside, CA police officer.  Much of the media coverage has been committed to the lengthy online social media posting by Dorner prior to his attacks laying out the events that caused him to take his chosen actions to right his perceived wrongs.  The media refer to the document as the “manifesto”.  In all...

Working on the Left Side of the Security Equation

27 September in Personal Safety

For most of us in the United States, we live a relatively secure existence going about our daily business without thinking of our personal security. We spend our day safe at work, our homes are left safely vacant while we are away and our children are safe in school. Consequently, we tend to deal with issues at hand giving little or no thought to our security. In many parts of the world such as the Middle East, Africa and some parts of Mexico people are living in high-risk...

The Realities of Workplace Violence

27 September in Personal Safety, Workplace Violence

We hear a lot about workplace violence involving disgruntled former employees who decide to make a violent strike.  In fact, it’s more common for current employees to act out their anger in the workplace.  Here are some current statistics from The Bureau of Labor Statistics: 43 percent of workplace homicides involve current employees. 22 percent of workplace homicides are committed by former employees. 21 percent of workplace killings involve domestic violence that is carried out at the workplace. 14 percent of workplace killings are committed...

Today December 14, 2012: A Day Like No Other Day As Tragedy Strikes Again

27 September in Personal Safety, School Safety

Today started like any other Friday: up by 6:00 am, coffee, breakfast and then to the office. With no meetings or appointments to attend, today should have been a day to wrap up the week and focus on the holiday shopping season, send out the last Christmas cards and think of special holiday time with family during the next two weeks. Soon after my arrival to the office, it became very real to me that this was no normal Friday. School Violence and School Shootings, Happen...

Parents: The FBI’s Child ID App – Puts Safety in Your Hands

27 September in Personal Safety

Attribution: This blog post comes courtesy of the FBI. The organization has developed and launched a child safety app for parents that can now be used on a wide variety of mobile devices. This free app puts safety in the hands of parents. Read on: A parent's worst nightmare You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do? Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. The FBI...

3 Important Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping

27 September in Personal Safety, Travel Safety

With the Holiday Season in full swing, spirits are high, mall parking lots are full, and the streets are congested with shoppers inching their way to retail stores to find that perfect gift. Even with the vast onset of online shoppers, there still exists those incredibly tenacious folks who love to brave the elements, the traffic, and the pushing and shoving that goes with the exhilaration of the holiday retail shopping experience. While shoppers focus on the season, big bargains and discounts - the criminal element...