Archive for September, 2007

Public Safety and Sealing the Borders

Illegal immigration and the flow of illegal immigrants through a very porous United States has increasingly becoming a Public Safety issue. The latest plan by the Federal government is to build a 70 mile long wall that is 16 feet high in southern Texas. This plan is one of many, some involving high-technology such as […]

Six Years On

Greetings and I hope all is well. The significance of today’s date is etched in the collective memory of just about everyone in the United States and conjures up just about every available emotion and feeling. In Public Safety, after emotionally grappling with the sheer enormity of losses of life that day in but a […]

Decisions Under Pressure

One of the components of public safety that is becoming more prevalent is health care and the role of health care in public safety first and second response. What is occurring at health care facilities during emergencies is becoming more transparent and even more so during intense emergencies. Health care and the role of health […]

Public Safety Blame Game

The Central Intelligence Agency issued an internal report that identified agency failures in the prevention of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. The report was completed in 2005, however it was not released until last week. The report concurs with many of the conclusions of the 911 Commission report; thatSafety agencies on the federal level […]

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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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