Tag: law enforcement

Workplace Homicides Peaked in 1994, Report Shows

On July 21, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced the release of a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the BJS, and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) titled “Indicators of Workplace Violence, 2019” (NCJ 250748; NIOSH 2022-124). According to the report, workplace homicides […]

Ohio Awards $47M for School Security Upgrades

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced more than 1,000 K-12 schools across Ohio will receive state assistance to pay for security upgrades that enhance the safety of students and staff. While speaking at the Ohio School Safety Summit on Aug. 2, DeWine said 1,183 schools in 81 counties will receive nearly $47 million in grant funding as […]

Faces of Security: Scott Ashworth from Overtime Elite

Like many security professionals, Scott Ashworth began his career in law enforcement before transitioning to corporate security. Now, Ashworth is Head of Security for Overtime Elite (OTE), a new sports league that aims to offer high school basketball stars a different path to the NBA. Backed by major investors such as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, rapper […]

DHS Expects ‘More Dynamic’ U.S. Threat Environment in Coming Months

In the wake of several high-profile violent attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its latest National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.  This is the sixth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the current one that expired June 7. It outlines top threat factors […]

FBI Report Shows ‘Upward Trend’ in Active Shooting Incidents

In 2021, the FBI designated 61 shootings in the U.S. as active shooter incidents, according to a new report from the federal law enforcement agency. In these incidents, 103 people were killed and 140 wounded, excluding the shooters. For the period 2017-2021, active shooter incident data reveals an upward trend. The number of active shooter […]

Major Trends Impacting the Body Armor Market

The world is witnessing an unprecedented increase in cross-border conflicts and geopolitical tension—a recent example being the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Military-grade safety equipment such as body armor has become an essential tool for law-enforcement personnel and armed forces to ensure safety and survival during security operations. Designed as protective clothing to absorb or deflect physical attacks, […]

DHS Outlines Top Threats in Latest National Terrorism Bulletin

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States. This is the fifth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the previous bulletin that expired Feb. 8, 2022. “DHS remains committed to proactively sharing timely information and intelligence about the […]

An ‘Uphill Climb’: Public Safety Pros Want More Resources and Collaboration

Emergency responders—firefighters, EMTs, police officers, emergency managers, security professionals, and 9-1-1 dispatchers—are experiencing increased challenges and workloads at their jobs and are in need of better tools and resources to improve response efforts, according to a new 2022 Public Safety Trends Survey report from Rave Mobile Safety. While the public health and safety needs of communities are […]

Faces of Security: Larry Thompson from the NBA’s Orlando Magic

“I’ve never been accused of being short on words,” joked Larry Thompson, Director of Security for the Orlando Magic, as he provided his in-depth interview responses for Total Security Advisor’s latest “Faces of Security” profile. But, as a man whose storied career includes stints helping protect both our nation’s leaders and professional sports players, Thompson […]

Retail Smash-and-Grab Robberies Surge Amid Holiday Season

A recent spree of “smash-and-grab theft,” a category of organized retail crime (ORC), in major U.S. cities has retailers and shoppers on alert this holiday season. The size, audacity, and violence of incidents in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago have drawn major media attention; however, ORC has been a growing threat for decades. The […]