Intelligence/Counter Intelligence

  • Are They Armed?

    While social scientists debate what were the root causes affecting the shooter to commit a mass atrocity, cops will continue to show up for duty, go out on patrol, respond to calls and occasionally die.

    Article • March 22nd, 2010

  • General Aviation as a Terror Weapon

    As law enforcement professionals, we must ask ourselves, is general aviation a significant terror threat or just a red herring?

    Article • March 16th, 2010

  • The Birth of SWAT

    As a response to the occurrences, including the WATTS Riots, it was determined that a new tactic to deal with potentially lethal force was needed.

    Article • February 25th, 2010

  • Breast Implant Bombs?

    Causing your enemy to devote tremendous resources to counter threats or perceived threats is a military tactic that we perfected.

    Article • February 22nd, 2010

  • The problem with porn

    The ubiquitous, nearly unregulable access to e-Porn complicates fighting online porn addiction and offender monitoring

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • The Patrol Officer

    Jihad is often related to the preservation of the Islamic state; however, it has come to describe the ideology of militant Islamic groups' associated with terrorism.

    Article • January 26th, 2010

  • Patrol Officers Handling CIs

    Talking with criminals and pushing them for useful information and then figuring out how to use them so that citizens are spared from becoming crime victims is even harder.

    Article • January 25th, 2010

  • A Trial is NOT About the Truth

    Officers are forbidden by the courts and rules of evidence from telling the whole truth when they testify, but the system expects them to swear to do just that. Val Van Brocklin looks at the truth about the truth in our Criminal Justice System.

    Article • January 18th, 2010

  • Terrorism In Review 2009

    Be careful what you say so you don't offend anyone.

    Article • December 29th, 2009

  • The American De-Nile

    Is the American public in the same category when it comes to a like Beslan attack occurring in the United States? Can we, as a society afford De-Nile?

    Article • December 22nd, 2009

  • Actively Retired

    Whether or not we realize it, we have joined a warrior culture. We have sworn an oath to our country, community and to each other.

    Article • December 2nd, 2009

  • Cover Your Six

    Unless an incident, such as chemical or biological terrorism is on the nightly news radar screen for the moment, then governments do not pay attention, mostly.

    Article • November 23rd, 2009

  • Op-Ed: Reasonable Gun Control?

    Instead of emotional arguments about the value of firearms in the populace, how about a reasonable approach?

    Article • November 9th, 2009

  • Cops and Denial

    DENIAL is not the answer to defending America’s population; education, preparation and training are the elements of triumph in this post September 11 era.

    Article • October 27th, 2009

  • Lessons Learned: Khobar Towers

    It's impractical to try and prepare for every potential possibility, but prudent to address those impending attacks based on probability.

    Article • October 26th, 2009

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