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

2011 Oct 22 Posted by Steven

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 public safety professionals. Read the rest of this entry »

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

2011 Oct 18 Posted by Steven

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

2011 Oct 1 Posted by Steven

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

Capella Public Safety Learner Included in Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition

2011 Sep 30 Posted by Steven

Brian M. Allen, of Dubuque, Iowa, a learner in the M.S. in Public Safety program at Capella University, has been included in the Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of emergency healthcare on September 20, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

An update: A decade after 9/11, are we better prepared for a major emergency?

2011 Sep 20 Posted by Steven

As I shared in a recent post, Capella University partnered with several leading public service organizations on a major survey research project. Our partners included the International Association of Emergency Managers, the American Public Health Association, the American Society for Public Administration, the Comprehensive Emergency Management Research Foundation and the FBI National Academy Associates. Read the rest of this entry »

A decade after 9/11, are we better prepared for a major emergency?

2011 Aug 30 Posted by Steven

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Capella has co-sponsored a major survey research project of first responders, emergency managers, public health officials and others on the front lines of emergency preparedness and response to ask the basic question: How prepared are we for another major terrorist attack or national disaster? Read the rest of this entry »

Yesterday’s Earthquake in VA. – The Role of Social Media

2011 Aug 24 Posted by Steven

Word spread quickly after yesterday’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck near Washington , D.C., and was felt on much of the East Coast.  See the CNN article at http://cnnmon.ie/onS8dF to better appreciate the role and impact of social media. As we in Public Safety have learned, this has very powerful implications for the dissemination of critical information.

PhD Graduate of Capella University, an Accredited Online University, Appointed Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Buffalo Division

2011 Aug 17 Posted by Steven

Congratulations, Dr. Piehota! Please see the following announcement.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110816006127/en/PhD-Graduate-Capella-University-Accredited-Online-University

The Attacks in Norway

2011 Jul 28 Posted by Steven

We join the Norwegian people in mourning the death of those lost in the recent terrorist attack.

It is alleged that on July 22, 2011, 32-year-old, Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian citizen, bombed government buildings in Oslo, Norway, and was also responsible for the mass killing at a Labour Party youth camp (on the island of Utøya, Norway).

Today, July 28, counter terrorism experts from the European Union and Norway will meet in Brussels to discuss ways in which such attacks can be prevented in the future.

What are your thoughts?

National Police Week – May 15-21, 2011

2011 May 12 Posted by Steven

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 world, who will converge on Washington, DC to participate in planned events to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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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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