Archive for May, 2007

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Incident Command Simulation

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announced the release of a new public safety incident command simulation. More information can be found at their referenced URL. The NIJ report stated that the program “provides simulation training for public safety incident commanders in developing incident action plans and implementing them in various crisis scenarios”.

Public Safety Long Term Personnel Issues

The New York Times reported yesterday that the New York City (NYC) Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that dust from the World Trade Center on the day of the September 11, 2001 attacks resulted in the death of a woman, Ms. Felicia Dunn-Jones, that had worked in the World Trade Center that day and escaped from […]


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The Daunting Task of Public Safety

Welcome to Public Safety Signals! I hope you visit often and participate in our frank discussions about contemporary public safety issues. The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the Governor of Virginia, Timothy M. Kaine, has appointed an eight member panel headed by W. Gerald Massengill a retired official of the Virginia State Police to […]

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Dr. Steven Barthelmeus
Program Chair,
Public Safety – Criminal Justice/Forensics program, Capella University
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Dr. Shelly Gill
Adjunct Instructor, Capella University
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Dr. Joseph Pascarella
Core Faculty Member, Capella University
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Dr. Jeffrey Rush
Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Dept. of Public Management and Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University
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Dr. Michael Kemp
Chair, Emergency Management, Capella University
Melissa Beasley
Captain, Florence Alabama Police Department
Darryl Jones
Capella University Learner and Chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Dr. Laura Pettler
Investigator for Prosecutorial District Twenty A of North Carolina
Mark Rubin
Capella University Learner
Mark S. Warnick
Capella University Learner, Retired Asst. Fire Chief


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