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JERSEY CITY SHOOTING RESPONSE SHOWS THE WAR ZONE IS AMERICA'S NEW NORMAL - 12.13.19

NORTHJERSEY.com - How do cops balance outreach and mass shootings? “It’s a very difficult thing to talk about,” said Brian Higgins, former chief of the Bergen County police who teaches emergency management at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice and runs a private consulting firm that advises synagogues and churches on how to protect themselves from mass shooters. Read more >

NEXT G-7 SUMMIT OF WORLD LEADERS WILL BE AT A TRUMP GOLF RESORT - 10.17.19

SUN SENTINEL - The conference is likely to cause traffic tie-ups and other disruptions, said Brian Higgins, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a security and public safety consultant with Group 77. “It is going to tax your local public safety people,” he said. “Police departments, fire departments are going to be deeply involved.” Read more>

UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY POSES TRICKY SECURITY CHALLENGE AS WORLD'S LEADERS DESCEND ON NEW YORK - 9.23.19
FOX NEWS - “Many who are flying in on private aircraft come into smaller airports, like Teterboro,” in New Jersey, said Brian Higgins, a former Bergen County, N.J., police chief. “So the movement of those diplomats through this New York City area is a very big undertaking. It is a massive coordination effort with other entities.” Read more >

A BALANCING ACT FOR ALBANY POLICE CHIEF - 9.18.19
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CHURCHES ARM, TRAIN CONGREGANTS IN WAKE OF MASS SHOOTINGS - 8.16.19

AP News - Brian Higgins, a former police chief for Bergen County, New Jersey, and instructor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said he’s seen varied approaches to firearms in his work consulting at houses of worship. Attitudes toward guns differ between urban and rural areas, as do the security needs, he said. Read more >

STRATEGIES TO SURVIVE A MASS SHOOTING - 8.5.19

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EVENTS LOOK AT BALANCING SECURITY, AMBIANCE AFTER SHOOTING - 7.30.19

Event organizers should review their emergency plans after a deadly shooting at a California food festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements as the peak of summer and fair season culminates with a series of open-air events that are notoriously difficult to secure, law enforcement experts said. Read more >

HOW TO SHOW A TRUE RETURN ON INVESTMENT IN YOUR SECURITY BUDGET- 4.11.18
The topic of budgets is quite important for those working in or seeking a career in security management. Initially, some security management students don’t appreciate that there is a need to learn about budgets and they are quite often shocked to find out that they will be required to justify their budget for security. Read more >

RESPONSE AND RECOVERY WITH ROBOTICS - 4.6.18

Although the United States has the most highly trained and well-equipped first responders, getting help to those who need it is not always accomplished as timely as we prefer. When the events pass, we ask ourselves questions:
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ROBOLLIANCE SPONSORS ILLUMINATE SECURITY, LIFE-SAFETY ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS - 4.4.18

In this third installment of “Robolliance Corner,” six subject-matter experts provide responses to the following question, which examines current and future applications of robotics technologies. Read more >


 

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT - 12.18.17

Law enforcement and the technology that has become a part of it has evolved and continues to evolve at a pace that is hard to comprehend. During those past two decades of this explosion of technology, we saw dramatic drops in crime rates. I believe that those drops are due, in part, to the advancements in technology. Read more >
 

ROBOTICS ROBOLLIANCE CORNER: SSI INTRODUCES NEW ONLINE FEATURE FOR ROBOTICS - 12.12.17

In this inaugural installment of “Robolliance Corner,” five subject-matter experts provide responses to a question, which aims to illuminate risk mitigation and emergency response lessons to be learned from the past six months of natural disasters and terror incidents. Read more >

RESPONSE AND RECOVERY WITH ROBOTICS - NOV 2017

Although the United States has the most highly trained and well-equipped first responders, getting help to those who need it is not always accomplished as timely as we prefer. When the events pass, we ask ourselves questions: Read more >

NOW THAT ROBOTS ARE HERE, WHAT DO WE DO WITH THEM? - FEB 2017

It is obvious that the current safety threats this world faces will not only be here for some time, but will continue to evolve, creating an increasing need for greater levels of security and security measures where little or none existed before. Read more >

NOT THE SAME ROBOTS - SEPT 2016
The use of robots, especially in the field of law enforcement, is not new.  In fact, law enforcement agencies have used them for decades.  So, why has there been so much interest in the use of robots for public safety and security lately? Read more >

HUMAN CONDITION SAFETY RELEASES SurviVR™, THE FIRST VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING PROGRAM FOR  ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS - 8.30.16

"The goal of this product, simply put, is to save lives," says Brian A. Higgins, a law enforcement and security consultant to public safety agencies and international corporations, and former SWAT Commander. "It's impressive and effective." Read more >

ROBOTICS: REDEFINING CRIME PREVENTION, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND SECURITY - AUG. 2016
Robots such as those designed by SMP Robotics can handle a variety of tasks ranging from perimeter fence monitoring to snow removal. Read more >

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