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September 14, 2014

Welcome to Security Training Center® News! This newsletter is part of our continuing education program, offered free to our students. Twice each month subscribers receive links to relevant and interesting articles pertaining to the private security industry. Every article will have some educational value, be it changes in security best practices, case studies with lessons to be learned, or success stories. Security Training Center's goal is to make our students the best-informed and most current security officers in the industry.

DUTY TIP:  Maintain your gear! When was the last time you cleaned your firearm or checked your defensive spray for leaks?

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

Even though we are all familiar with the principles of emergency preparedness, an annual review of our workplace and personal emergency plan is a good practice to ensure we know what to do to be safe in the event of an emergency.  It is also recommended to conduct an annual inspection of emergency supplies at home, at work and in the car.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the American Red Cross provide resources to better prepare for all types of emergencies and disasters.

Red Cross:

FIREARMS RE-QUALIFICATION:  Do not forget about your range qualifications! Most states require range qualifications twice each year. If one is missed or skipped, the firearms permit may not be renewed. Be certain to visit your local licensed firearms trainer and put some lead down range!

When Active Shooter Drills Go Bad
Unwitting participants in realistic active shooter drills can leave traumatized.
The pitfalls of realistic role-play
Will Robots Replace Guards?
Automation continues to decrease the need for human involvement in day-to-day tasks.
How this affects security
California's Workplace Violence Prevention Bill Nearly in Effect
This bill requires hospitals to implement better preventative measures to protect people.
What this means for hospital security
Business As Usual After Shootout at Hospital
Half an hour after a storm of bullets destroyed an emergency room entrance, the ER was back up and running normally.
Why emergency rooms are powderkegs
Contractors Replace US Military in Iraq
The US government is seeking security professionals to help with diplomatic missions in Iraq.
Read more
Man Stabs Officer, Gets Shot
A man with an 8-inch knife stabbed an officer in the back—and in front of a police station.
Altercation details
Man Robs Bank With Note
A piece of paper is all one man needed in order to rob a bank in Carlsbad, California.
How he did it
When Americans Fight for ISIS
The FBI warns that homegrown violent extremists who enlist with terrorist organizations are a growing threat to the US.
Why no area is immune

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