Archive for August, 2009

Katrina and National Preparedness Month

Today marks four years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. While we have learned many lessons from that catastrophic disaster, there is always more work to do as a community and country, as we can never predict the nature or extent of the next emergent situation heading our way. In fact, the new […]

Public Safety Priorities

Nicholas D. Kristof wrote an Op-Ed piece this week in the New York Times that discussed some very salient priorities in public safety, Health Care and Imprisonment. Essentially, the Op-Ed article discussed the willingness of the US to spend money and resources on prisons and incarcerating citizens, but not health care. The US has the […]

A “Duh” Moment

Ever have a “duh” moment? It seems to me the older I get, the more of those moments I have. I thought I would share my most recent “duh” moment with you, because it truly relates to public safety. If I do my part of acting on it, and you do your part of acting […]

U.S. – U.K. Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Dr. John Hawkins, a noted police scholar from the U.K. is visiting the U.S. and will present at Capella University’s Atlanta colloquium in September.

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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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