Archive for April, 2011

INFORMATION SHARING: State, Local and Tribal (SLT) Based Domestic Security

I was excited to learn that the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is offering FREE training to state local and tribal (SLT) agencies to better participate in the Information Sharing Environment (ISE).

Capella University is very pleased to announce its partnership with Mission Critical TV

Mission Critical TV’s new one-hour format filmed in studio with host and Capella Faculty Chair, John J. Sullivan, PhD, will offer professional educational credits through Capella University. For further information please go to:

Historic Tornado Outbreak

Three days in April witnessed nearly 300 tornados across 15 states with over 45 people killed and many more injured and still more displaced by the storms. This was a powerful storm system packing massive energy which pounded much of the country. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who lost a […]

Maplewood, Minnesota – Funds Being Raised to Construct Fallen Officer Memorial

Part-time Capella University instructor, and police chief of the Maplewood Police Department, Minnesota, David Kvam, has shared that a fundraiser is being held on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Maplewood Community Center.

In Memory of “Kane”

Being an ex-canine officer, I was especially saddened and moved by the press release regarding “Kane”, a decorated police canine and six year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (State of Washington). Kane died of multiple stab wounds as a result of performing his professional duties (apprehending an escaped suspect). My thoughts go out […]

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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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