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Helping First Responders & the Public Bring Home Missing Kids

An existential danger is the exploitation of children As the threat landscape evolves first responders have a paramount role to play in protecting these vulnerable populations and maintaining a resilient homeland security enterprise One program leading the effort is creating a reason for hope

Article Out Loud – Data Sharing – A Necessary Public Safety Tool

Criminal activities are not limited to jurisdictional boundaries nor should the ability to share information collaboratively Cooperative data sharing within and between jurisdictions is essential for today s law enforcement demands As such law enforcement and other public safety agencies must work together to create a safer and more just
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Data Sharing – A Necessary Public Safety Tool

Criminal activities are not limited to jurisdictional boundaries nor should the ability to share information collaboratively Cooperative data sharing within and between jurisdictions is essential for today s law enforcement demands As such law enforcement and other public safety agencies must work together to create a safer and more just
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COVID-19: Impact on Financial Fraud

The past 16 months have been challenging COVID 19 left a trail of destruction and a tremendous loss of life It has had an impact on almost every aspect of daily life The economy supply chains social norms schools and places of worship were all affected The pandemic also led

Online & Social Media Risks – Protecting Children, Part 2

The nation has experienced unprecedented times due to the COVID 19 pandemic given the requisite need for social distancing and isolation experienced from stay at home orders Daily lives were transformed For homebound children this was disruptive and changed daily routines While at home children engaged in a variety of
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Online & Social Media Risks – Protecting Children, Part 1

The COVID 19 pandemic brought child predators into people s homes In the critical areas of human trafficking and child exploitation the risks to children increased due to criminals shifting their methods and techniques to online streaming services Increased virtual learning and stay home mandates forced children to transition from

The Dynamics of Human Trafficking: Before & After COVID-19

These are challenging times The immediate impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are impossible to ignore when viewed in terms of the sickness and death it has brought upon the world community It continues to impact the global economy and social norms The long term impacts of this virus and subsequent
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Core Principles of Threat Management Units

Homeland security is a complex and ever evolving challenge whose mitigation necessitates the actions and collaboration of personnel across all branches of government and the private sector This enhanced complexity presents law enforcement homeland safety and security professionals with a myriad of challenges due to an environment overflowing with existential

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Article Out Loud – The Psychology of Crisis

  Full article by Mary Schoenfeldt, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, the board president of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology describes the psychological side of disasters and other impactful events as a critical component of crisis management. Many people still do

Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

Article Out Loud – The Missing Plague Vials

  Full article by Robert C. Hutchinson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an experienced federal agent shares a true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities that demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities

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