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September 03, 2014
2 keys to building award-winning active-killer response training for schools in your jurisdiction Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

2 keys to building award-winning active-killer response training for schools in your jurisdiction

In St. Charles Parish, the law enforcers and educators leveraged a strong relationship and a mutual desire to protect kids in their classrooms to win the 2014 National School Safety Award - Full Story
May 30, 2014
Want to prevent Isla Vista-style attacks? Hint: It's not about the guns Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Want to prevent Isla Vista-style attacks? Hint: It's not about the guns

Legislators continue to focus on guns, but we also cannot allow the dangerously mentally ill to have access to the myriad other killing tools readily at their disposal in the kitchen drawer, tool shed, or sporting goods store - Full Story
May 20, 2014
The app that could stop killers in our classrooms Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

The app that could stop killers in our classrooms

Hero911 is a downloadable mobile app that has the potential to save many, many lives - Full Story
April 18, 2014
Looking into the minds of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold Greg Sancier - Street Psychology — Advantage Officer!

Looking into the minds of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

Unlike Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, or James Holmes at a movie theater in Colorado, or Jared Loughner outside an Arizona shopping center, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold did not have discernable psychiatric diagnoses - Full Story
April 18, 2014
The dangerously mentally ill: Spotting the signs to prevent tragedy Greg Sancier - Street Psychology — Advantage Officer!

The dangerously mentally ill: Spotting the signs to prevent tragedy

Part two of an active killers series explores behavioral cues of the dangerously mentally ill - Full Story
April 18, 2014
Surviving Columbine but still struggling with the darkness Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Surviving Columbine but still struggling with the darkness

It is not his proximity to death that day that occupied Keith’s thoughts during the ensuing months and years, nor even the question of why he lived and others didn’t - Full Story
April 18, 2014
How the story of the Columbine gunmen defies any prototype Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

How the story of the Columbine gunmen defies any prototype

Klebold and Harris managed to forever change the way law enforcement looked at active shooter situations - Full Story
April 11, 2014
15 years after Columbine: Why our approach to school killers is a misfire Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

15 years after Columbine: Why our approach to school killers is a misfire

No policy or legislation could address even half of the unique circumstances of school murders - Full Story
April 04, 2014
2 major lessons from Fort Hood's second active killer Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

2 major lessons from Fort Hood's second active killer

There are lessons to be learned from the murderous rampage this week at Fort Hood, but far too many people have failed to learn them before, and I’m not confident this tragedy will enlighten them now - Full Story
April 04, 2014
15 years after Columbine: How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate' Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

15 years after Columbine: How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate'

If an active shooter is not stopped as they progress through the first four phases, the only way they can be stopped is by my version of gun control during the fifth phase — here’s my definition of gun control - Full Story



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