Archive for March, 2008

The Right To Public Safety

The debate over firearms control is enjoying yet another historical evolution as the United States Supreme Court is attempting to interpret and apply the Second Amendment in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. The raging and eduring debate is focused on one phrase, and perhaps one comma in the twenty-seven word amendment: A […]

A discussion of Public Safety and online education at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) conference

I had the pleasure of attending the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) conference in Cincinnati last week. Faculty members Drs. Joe Pascarella and Howard Henderson attended as well. Joe presented on the interdisciplinary approach to public safety that serves as the foundation to our online public safety program. Howard presented on the influence of […]

Fulbright at Capella University

Last month at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, VA, Capella University was honored to offer learners and faculty an overview of the Fulbright Program. This session was presented by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) during one of our doctoral colloquia. The Fulbright Program is one of the world’s most recognized and […]

Explosion in Times Square in New York City

A small, unsophisticated explosive device detonated early this morning at approximately 3:40 AM Eastern Standard Time Zone at the storied Times Square military Recruiting station in New York City today. Although the damage was minimal, the attack was one of many “lesser attacks” in comparison to the two attacks on the World Trade Center in […]

Politics of Public Safety II

Earlier this year, I wrote about the upcoming Presidential election and public safety. At that time, there was not much clarity in the race from both parties. As of this writing, it appears that Senator John McCain of Arizona has clinched the Republican nomination and will face off in against either Senator Hillary Clinton from […]

You are currently browsing the Public Safety Signals weblog archives for March, 2008.


Public Safety Signals provides a venue for those working or interested in the public safety field to join in a conversation about the latest news, trends and important issues related to public safety.


Picture of Dr. Steven Barthelmeus, aa contributor to Capella's public safety blog.
Dr. Steven Barthelmeus
Program Chair,
Public Safety – Criminal Justice/Forensics program, Capella University
Picture of Shelly Gill, a contributor to Capella's public safety blog.
Dr. Shelly Gill
Adjunct Instructor, Capella University
Picture of Dr. Joseph Pascarella, author of Capella's public safety news blog.
Dr. Joseph Pascarella
Core Faculty Member, Capella University
Picture of Dr. Jeffrey Rush, author of Capella's public safety news blog.
Dr. Jeffrey Rush
Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Dept. of Public Management and Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University
Picture of Dr. Michael Kemp, author of Capella's public safety news blog.
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


Alpha Phi Sigma



Public Safety Faculty Forum

Public Safety Jobs

Public Safety Learner Forum

Public Safety Network

Public Safety Web sites