FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer
Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.
Speaking to a POLICE-TREXPO East audience at Chantilly's Dulles Convention Center, Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzales of Zapata County, Texas, said the influence of Mexican drug cartels and human trafficking gangs is now nationwide.
Noted author and investigative journalist Steven Emerson began his August 19 keynote presentation at POLICE-TREXPO East in Chantilly, Va., by explaining that he was going to talk about two types of jihad: the violent type and what he calls the "stealth jihad."
Small town cops are just as likely to be killed as their big city counterparts.
The following is a quick look at where and how some of the leading experts on terrorism believe our enemies may strike. It's in no particular order because each scenario is a nightmare, and how do you rate a nightmare?
A lot has changed since 9/11. But one thing remains the same: There are a lot of bad people out there who want to make us bleed. The United States is still a very soft and juicy target.
Since 1993, the National Rifle Association has presented the NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.
From its founding, one of the NRA's most important missions has been to improve the firearms prowess of Americans who may be called to serve their country in the armed forces. And since 1960, the organization has also helped train another kind of warrior: the law enforcement officer.
The lightweight LaserAlly system has a maximum range of about 1,500 feet when shot through glass and about 6,000 feet when not shooting through a window or windshield.
Thinkstream has now connected the databases of 64 parish sheriffs and 200-plus police departments. Integrated Justice allows each agency to control how much data it is willing to share with its neighbors.
The Mehserle story serves as a cautionary tale for all officers and all law enforcement agencies.
So should you chase or contain? It depends on the situation and what agency you work for. Just as there are a variety of threats to consider about suspects in flight, so too are there differences of opinion as to how to address the problem.
More serious crime breeds and multiplies something like bacteria in an untreated wound when petty offenses are ignored.
Today, protective eyewear is a must have for both law enforcement and military personnel, and you have a lot of makes and styles to choose from. Let's take a look at some of the latest duty eyewear.
Today, bandwidth is so precious that Congress and the FCC recently dictated the conversion of analog TV transmission to digital in order to free up the 700 MHz band for other uses, including 4G cellphones and public safety communications.
The sight of thousands of candles in the darkness of the memorial plaza and the surrounding streets is beautiful, mournful, and powerful.
Today, Kawasaki is once again making police bikes. The company's new Concours 14 represents its attempt at recapturing a share of the law enforcement market.
People who've witnessed Metal Storm's stacked munitions technology have a tendency to walk away with a look on their faces like they've just seen the future of tactical firearms. The concept is really that innovative and revolutionary.
They wanted to know why Walters didn't shoot the knife out of Collins' hand? Shoot to maim? Why would Walters be in fear for his life since he was wearing body armor? And they wanted to know, could an X-acto knife really kill you?
People who choose to force cops to shoot them to death often wound and kill bystanders and even cops in the process.