Archive for February, 2008

Rethinking Campus Security

The unfortunate murder-suicide in which 6 persons were murdered on the campus of Northern Illinois University less than a year after the tragic incident at Virginia Tech University stokes the debate about campus security. College campuses, particularly those in suburban areas that are relatively open in terms of physical security. The ideal is that college […]

LAPD SWAT member killed in the Line of Duty

Tragically, a Los Angeles Police Department LAPD officer, Officer Randal Simmons, was murdered in the Line of Duty this past week while attempting to apprehend a man who was barricaded in his home after the man had murdered three family members. Officer Randal Simmons was assigned to the elite SWAT Team of the LAPD and […]

Deadly Mall Shooting in Suburban Chicago

Yesterday, during an apparent Robbery at a shopping mall in Tinley Park, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), five persons were murdered in a robbery that went bad. Additionally, the alleged offender has not yet been apprehended. Accoring to the early investigations, up to 37 persons in one store were held hostage during the robbery. Large […]

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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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