A Deep Dive: Neighborhood Watch Programs

Neighborhood Watch programs are a type of community-based crime prevention program that involves residents working together to identify and report suspicious activity in their community. The goal is to increase the presence of “eyes on the street” and create a sense of community ownership and engagement. Typically, Neighborhood Watch programs are organized by community volunteers… Continue reading A Deep Dive: Neighborhood Watch Programs

The “Law Enforcement Model” of Security

As I discussed in my prior blog, without properly working governmental structures, especially the elements within the criminal justice system, the “Observe-and-Report” security model fails miserably. In most cases, specifically in urban areas, when Observe-and-Report becomes obsolete, the industry reframes to the most toxic of security models, the “Law Enforcement Model”. What are the elements… Continue reading The “Law Enforcement Model” of Security

The Failings of “Observe and Report” Security Models

Currently, most CONUS (within the continental United States) private security platforms largely operate within the confines on two legacy models:  Although exceptions in the industry exist, it is far and few between. To better understand these models, their strengths and weaknesses, a detailed review is necessary. First, let’s examine the Observe-and-Report security model.  This model,… Continue reading The Failings of “Observe and Report” Security Models

How Security Through Community Alleviates Crime

Security through community refers to the idea that a community can take an active role in preventing crime and promoting safety through a variety of strategies. The goal is to create a sense of community ownership and engagement, which can lead to greater accountability and responsibility for the security and well-being of the community. There… Continue reading How Security Through Community Alleviates Crime

Countering Houselessness

There are many ways to address houselessness, and the most effective approaches typically involve a combination of strategies. Here are a few ideas: It is a basic human right to have a place to live – Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home. Houselessness has negative impacts on health. The stress and… Continue reading Countering Houselessness

Growing Concern for Houselessness

Houselessness is a condition in which individuals or families do not have a stable, permanent residence and are unable to access safe and adequate housing. Houselessness individuals and families may be forced to live on the streets, in shelters, or in other temporary or inadequate housing arrangements. Houselessness can have a number of negative effects… Continue reading Growing Concern for Houselessness

Private and Public Security: Same and Different

Private security and public security refer to two different types of security services. Private security refers to security services provided by companies or individuals, typically to protect people and property from potential threats. Private security services may include security guards, surveillance systems, alarms, and other security technologies to provide an extra layer of protection beyond… Continue reading Private and Public Security: Same and Different