Archive for October, 2007

Homeland Security and Public Safety and Security Management

Hello everyone, I intended to mention in my last post that development of Capella’s public safety degree portfolio continues. Yesterday saw the announcement of a new BS degree in Homeland Security and a new BS degree in Security Management. The field of Homeland Security is evolving and is a source of national attention. Just earlier […]

MRSA, Public Health and Public Safety

Joy, you highlighted an important issue that intersects the domains of public health and public safety with your comments to Joe on the MRSA super bug. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) this bacterium may be responsible for more annual deaths in the U.S. than AIDS. I believe that a widespread outbreak with […]

The Enduring Suffering of Public Safety Personnel

In a stunning twist of events, Dr. Charles Hirsch, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner concluded that New York City Detective James Zadroga did not die as a result of working at the World Trade Center during the rescue and recovery effort. Detective Zadroga had toiled at the World Trade Center during the Rescue […]

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference

Hello everyone! Joe and I just returned from a trip to New Orleans attending the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) conference. Our public safety program had the honor of being one of the sponsors for the event, which hosted 17,000 chiefs and law enforcement executives from around the world. We had the pleasure […]

Updated National Strategy for Homeland Security

The White House today updated the National Strategy for Homeland Security. This was the first update to the strategy since the original report was published in 2002. Unsurprisingly, one of the report’s major findings was that Al Qaeda remains the nation’s number one domestic threat. One surprise was the concern over the use of Improvised […]

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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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