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  • See it…say something

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Wednesday July 21, 2010
    Recently, following on New York City Transit’s theme, See Something, Say Something, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the kickoff of a broader federal program to enlist the public in helping to identify suspicious people and events to provide...
  • Taking Transit Security Seriously

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Tuesday July 13, 2010
    I am very pleased to see two cities are taking positive steps to improve public transportation security – showing concern for their passengers and employees by leveraging proven technologies for crime prevention and police forensics. The Chicago...
  • Parking cams?

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Thursday May 13, 2010
    In a never-ending effort to find ways to raise revenue, cities continue to look at cameras in new and different ways. First there were red light cameras to catch us when we pushed a little too hard to beat that traffic light. Then came speed cameras to...
  • Surveillance cameras do work

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Tuesday May 4, 2010
    New York and Washington, D.C. newspapers have claimed that all of the surveillance cameras in the Times Square area didn't help in arresting a suspect in last weekend's attempted bombing in New York. But that doesn't mean cameras didn't play an...
  • Be alert using public transportation

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Wednesday April 28, 2010
    You can always count on thieves to quickly react to changes and take advantage of new opportunities. Recently the city of Boston completed installation of cell phone service for T-Mobile customers along the 11-mile Orange Line subway. So...
  • Caught on Camera: FBI Gives Surveillance Tips for Businesses

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Thursday April 22, 2010
    This recent video, Caught on Camera, was created by the FBI’s Operational Technology Division to show business owners how their security cameras can aid law enforcement investigations and even help solve terrorist attacks. The video might look a...
  • Find money for the cameras

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Monday April 12, 2010
    After weeks of heated debate, the voters of Columbia, Mo. last week approved Proposition 1 , a measure that authorizes the placement of four video surveillance cameras in the city’s downtown area. The vote was 59 percent in favor of the cameras that...
  • More on concealed weapons in public

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Wednesday April 7, 2010
    Another state is inching its way toward allowing concealed weapons on college campuses – and other state and municipal buildings. This time it’s Kansas advancing a new law through its legislature. The legislation, already passed by the Kansas...
  • How Urbana Middle School fights school bullying

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Monday April 5, 2010
    Here's a quick video from CNN.com on how Urbana Middle School in Urbana, Md., is trying to quell bullying by instituting a school-wide anti-bullying program to the school's curriculum. The coverage follows the tragic death of a female student at a...
  • A tragic school death

    By PublicSafetyWatch blog - Tuesday March 30, 2010
    We have talked before on these pages about school bullying and the damages it can cause. A recent survey showed that more 43 percent of middle school students were bullied within the past month. Now a story just out of Massachusetts is...