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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
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 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 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
March 14, 2014
Words matter: The killers in our classrooms Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Words matter: The killers in our classrooms

In my opinion, Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman is the world’s leading authority on juvenile mass... - Full Story
March 14, 2014
15 years after Columbine: 15 'big ideas' for stopping school massacres Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

15 years after Columbine: 15 'big ideas' for stopping school massacres

“We need to make a stand right now that our schools need to be the most important thing we have in this country — not Wall Street, not Capitol Hill, our schools.” — Coach Frank Hall - Full Story
March 10, 2014
Downrange EMS: Critical care when the scene isn't safe Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Downrange EMS: Critical care when the scene isn't safe

Although many EMS staff feel we should never operate in an active shooter environment until police have removed the threat, delay places the wounded at greater risk - Full Story



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