Archive for April, 2009

Swine Flu Investigation Continued

The current Swine Flu investigation in the United States and Mexico is currently a very complex investigation. Currently, there are 1,400 reported cases worldwide. The outbreak is occurring in several regions, ranging from Mexico, Texas, to a local high school in NYC. There are also 19 cases in Spain, New Zealand, and Israel. Early investigators […]

Swine flu investigation

The World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) are closely monitoring multinational outbreaks of the Swine flu virus. This event certainly highlights the interconnectivity of events, people and nations. It also demonstrates the criticality of our public safety and public health professionals working closely together to keep everyone as informed, safe […]

Ideas to help with preparedness

My father used to tell me “Son, … you can’t cure stupid.”, and the longer I am in this business, the more I have to agree with that statement. You would think the general public would learn from past disasters, but a recent report by Rice University claims that lessons learned during Hurricane Katrina were […]

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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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