Archive for May, 2011

National Police Week – May 15-21, 2011

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Let us all take time from our busy lives to join (if only in spirit) the tens of thousands of law enforcement officers, from around the […]

PhD Graduate of Capella University Named Director of Re-Entry for Florida Department of Corrections

“Capella challenged me to aim high and maintain focus despite obstacles that may get in the way” Congratulations! Latoya Lane earned her PhD in Public Safety. Please see the news release for more at:

Closing One Chapter on 9/11

The recent news of the death of Osama Bin Laden by US forces in Pakistan represents closure for many in the public safety community. Although the threat of the terror attack continuous to loom, a pervasive sense of justice (and relief) is now prevalent to many within the public safety directly, or indirectly effected by […]

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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


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