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.
The days are over where officers stood around calling for medical aid on their radios while a victim or even suspect bled to death. The public expects officers to render aid and attempt to save lives.
Psycho-medical emergencies are serious, life threatening events that can rapidly degrade to sudden in-custody death incidents if not handled properly.
Our injured federal officers are humble, honorable Americans who sacrificed to serve our great nation. Yet certain members of the Senate opt to ignore the sacrifice of these men and women, and now attack their means to survive.
Perhaps the most significant factor in an officer's ability to recover from a shooting incident is the level of support offered to him by his department. Departments that provide post-shooting support and advocate for their officers in the media and with health care providers are more likely to benefit from their actions in the long run.
Abraham Lincoln spoke of the willingness to fight and die for others as "the last full measure of devotion." Officers who agree to have their organs donated upon death exemplify that devotion.