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“Ex-Offender Re-entry Programs Need More Attention”

In a Corrections.com article, author, Chairman, CEO and President of Business Computer Applications (BCA), Albert Woodard asks, “How can ex-offenders find and keep a job and/or a marriage partner?” Woodward’s frank and thought provoking commentary highlights this ongoing social problem.

What types of jobs will be most abundant in 2012?

Did your answer include jobs in the social services industry? Please take a look at this informative article written by Calli Tapler for Come Recommended and found on the Business Insider website.

Congress Funds Public Safety Program Providing Grants to Communities to Hire Firefighters

According to an article published in Fire Engineering, the recently passed (December 15, 2011) omnibus package for fiscal year 2012, provides struggling communities with access to $742.5 million in grants to maintain and improve public safety in neighborhoods across the country. See the Congress Funds Public Safety Program Providing Grants to Communities to Hire Firefighters […]

Capella Doctoral Learner Appointed Coordinator of Piedmont Technical College Criminal Justice Program

Our congratulations to Joshua Lindsay, a Capella doctoral learner, on his appointment to program coordinator of the criminal justice program at Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, South Carolina.

2011 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the 2011 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. According to FEMA, “They recognize the innovative practices and achievements of organizations and individuals that work to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage any emergency situation”. (http://www.citizencorps.gov/councils/awards/2011/awardwinners2011.shtm).

Is there a Disconnect Between Professional and Citizen Views of Terrorism?

Do average Americans and disaster management professionals differ in their views about the threats facing the country and from where the threats might come? Is there agreement among emergency management professionals on how the public views the government’s ability to deal with national disasters (http://www.emergencymgmt.com/)?

First Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test

“FEMA (2011), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on November 9, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.” Learn more about the test at http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm

How prepared are we 10 years after 9/11? – The panel video

To assess our preparedness for another disaster, Capella University partnered with leading national public service and public safety organizations, including the American Public Health Association, the American Society for Public Administration, the Comprehensive Emergency Management Research Foundation, and the FBI National Academy Associates to conduct a nationwide survey of more than 1,000 public service and […]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The month of October marks the eighth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). For further information, please see the the Homeland Security webpage at http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1158611596104.shtm

Fields of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Booming

In an article published on September 30, 2011 in the Gazette.Net, titled Emergency management and security are booming fields in Maryland, nationally, online staff writer Kevin James Shay points to the current growth and future prospects in the fields of emergency management and homeland security. Please see the article at: http://www.gazette.net/article/20110930/NEWS/709309699/1007/emergency-management-and-security-are-booming-fields-in-maryland&template=gazette

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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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