FBI Director James Comey, Matthew Miller, Sheri Donahue, Dave Pekoske
CRA’s Matthew Miller Receives National Honor – The San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center’s, ILO Program Manager and CRA employee, Matthew Miller, presented to approximately 220 attendees at the InfraGard National Members Alliance Congress in Washington D.C. on the best practices learned during the formalization of public and private sector partnerships in critical infrastructure protection. To recognize the value of the SD-LECC’s ILO Program, FBI Director James Comey presented the “Ties that Bind” award to Matthew Miller for spearheading and substantially contributing “to ongoing sharing and collaboration among InfraGard members and partners, engendering the basic principles upon which the program was founded and furthering its success.”
The pioneering work of Matt and his colleagues at the LECC has established a formal model to build partnerships between InfraGard chapters and fusion centers nationwide. At this event, Matt was also elected to the InfraGard National Board of Directors.
Congratulations to Matt on all of his recent accomplishments and for continuing to represent CRA with distinction.
CRA is pleased to announce that one of its own, Joshua Sinai, as published a handbook on active shooters, titled “Active Shooter: A Handbook on Prevention”.
Active shooter incidents have become pervasive and frequent in our society. When they occur, they often result in large numbers of fatalities and injuries to innocent civilians. The information in this handbook is intended to provide all those involved in public safety, whether law enforcement or private sector security personnel, a comprehensive understanding of this threat and how to respond, manage and, if possible, prevent it.
Beginning with a definition of active shooter incidents, the handbook then provides a chronological listing of major incidents. A six-phase framework is provided as a tool kit to explain all the phases involved in such incidents, beginning with an explanation of the mindsets of the individuals who conduct such attacks. This is intended to provide public safety personnel a diagnostic tool to identify persons in their jurisdiction who might demonstrate such warning signs before their turn to violence.
The handbook then outlines the steps active shooters take to prepare for and plan their attacks, including weapons selection and targeting, and how such attacks are executed. The handbook’s final phase outlines the response measures required to protect and evacuate those impacted by active shooter events, including how to cooperate with law enforcement and emergency medical personnel. Post-incident consequence management is also discussed. An appendix provides a self-assessment checklist tool to enable public safety personnel to ensure they are prepared to respond to such potential incidents in terms of protective procedures, systems, and training.
This item is also available on Kindle from Amazon.com.