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Avoiding Pandemic Paranoia

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS Business Continuity Planning, Compliance, Corporate Compliance, Crisis Management Planning, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Training

Twice during the past decade and a half, the specter of pandemic has been a cause for prudent worry in the public health sector, among business continuity planners, and certainly within the security community. Security professionals would not be tasked with reducing the impact upon the public or generally with providing for the continuity of operation for a large corporation, …

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Full-Time versus Part-time Officers

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS Security Program Development

The human component of an integrated security plan can be in one or more of several forms. These forms become choices that need to be addressed depending on the mission, environment, culture, population, and security philosophy of the organization and specifically the site to be protected. Full-time and part-time are two choices that must be made regarding the staffing of …

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Sworn versus Non-Sworn Officers

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS Security Program Development

The human component of an integrated security plan can be in one or more of several forms. These forms become choices that need to be addressed depending on the mission, environment, culture, population, and security philosophy of the organization and specifically the site to be protected. Probably the most profound choice in the paradigm is between sworn and non-sworn officers. …

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Proprietary versus Contract Officers

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS Contract Security Officer/Guard, Security Program Development

The human component of an integrated security plan can be in one or more of several forms. These forms become choices that need to be addressed depending on the mission, environment, culture, population, and security philosophy of the organization and specifically the site to be protected. Basically, there are only two organizational relationships for the security officer. A proprietary officer …

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Uniformed versus Non-Uniformed Officers

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS Security Program Development, Training

The human component of an integrated security plan can be in one or more of several forms. These forms become choices that need to be addressed depending on the mission, environment, culture, population, and security philosophy of the organization and specifically the site to be protected. Whether or not to put security personnel in a distinctive uniform is one of …

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Armed Versus Unarmed Security Officers

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS Security Program Development

The human component of an integrated security plan can be in one or more of several forms. These forms become choices that need to be addressed depending on the mission, environment, culture, population, and security philosophy of the organization and specifically the site to be protected. In this context, the term “armed” is intended to mean “equipped with firearms and …

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Weather-Related emergencies

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS News, Security Program Development

Weather-related emergencies create an operational environment in which the security department may have to stand alone for minutes, hours, or days without significant assistance from outside agencies. Although relatively localized on a broad geographic scale, a weather emergency may affect everyone and everything in a specific area. The scope of such disasters often overwhelms public safety response for hours or …

Jury Says Virginia Tech Negligent

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS News

Emergency plans are for doing – not just for having. This recent verdict underlines an important discrepancy between the letter and intent of both the Clery requirements for campus warnings and emergency warning best practices and the way these procedures are implemented in reality in some crisis situations. No matter how comprehensive and well founded an emergency plan is or …

Iran Reports Killing of Nuclear Scientist in ‘Terrorist’ Blast

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS News

Move over Bering Sea crab fishermen. There is a new “Most Dangerous Job in the World” – scientist in the Iranian nuclear weapons program. The assassination in January was the fourth in two years. This is another successful use of a motorcycle team to attach a small but effective explosive device to a car trapped in traffic with immediate initiation. …

FBI says hackers hit key services in three US cities

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS News

Everybody is preoccupied with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear devices (CBRNE) and vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) while the hackers are practicing to really take us down hard. In our opinion, this is the new “front line” in security and counterterrorism. How do we get the great unwashed to understand that passwords are not just there as a nuisance? Gives …