Archive for March, 2011

Violence and Law Enforcement Officers

Greetings, Earlier this week, the United States Attorney General (USAG), Eric Holder announced an initiative to increase law enforcement safety. One of the objectives of the USAG is to ensure the safety of law enforecement officers across the United States, regardless of function or agency. The USAG announced the initiative due to an increase of […]

2C-E: Is it a Law Enforcement Gray Area?

2C-E (sometimes known as ‘Europa’) is one of a dangerous class of drugs that may be only a molecule different from similar banned drugs and are not specifically listed as a “Schedule I” controlled substance. It can be purchased online. Note that the Drug Enforcement Administration has concluded that substance counts as an illegal drug […]

Amber Alerts: Could social networks such as Twitter and Facebook be used like an Emergency Broadcast system?

Please see the very informative IACP, Center for Social Media article, “Amber Alert Gets Social”, By Mark Economou. What are your thoughts?

Capella Recognized as Member of the Legion de Lafayette

The Legion de Lafayette of the National Guard Association (NGAUS) of the United States has honored Capella University as the first educational institution to become a member.

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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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