Over the years the non-sworn, corporate public safety industry has failed to achieve any long-lasting measures of professionalism. There are many possible reasons for this failure, but chief among them is the failure to adopt reliable public safety officer core competency standards.
A bill in Nebraska would set school security standards for the state. Currently, it’s up to each school district to decide security standards, but state Sen. Rick Kolowski wants someone to help implement those measures, saying “To have someone at the state level that can give assistance to districts when they have questions or collect information from districts so we know where we stand.”
Perhaps one of the more overused buzzwords of the last decade is “convergence.” While its origins lie in the foundational achievement of the convergence of networking and routing using a common Internet Protocol (IP), telecommunication companies and cable operators have brought this terminology mainstream to describe the passing of voice, data and digital media, such as video, over some common network infrastructure.
What does Dr. Park Dietz, one of the world’s foremost forensic psychiatrists, want you to know about mitigating workplace violence? Read his guide on warning signs and prevention, along with features and columns on RFID technology, mobile credential standards, security convergence, CSO interview questions and more in our February 2017 edition of Security magazine.