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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 - 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 - 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 - 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
February 24, 2014
How words can help improve active-shooter response Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

How words can help improve active-shooter response

Three police trainers agree that forging a common terminology can help police, fire, and EMS agencies implement a truly multi-disciplinary response to active-shooter incidents - Full Story
February 03, 2014
One year after Dorner: 3 levels of command in a large-scale critical incident Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

One year after Dorner: 3 levels of command in a large-scale critical incident

Major incidents can occur in a jurisdiction of any size, including small venues with limited response assets - Full Story
January 31, 2014
How massacres are refining training techniques Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

How massacres are refining training techniques

Each unique tragedy contains lessons that can improve response to the next one - Full Story



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