"Practicing" Integrity

Posted by Stuart Brody on May 10, 2016 at 7:39 AM

Do you have integrity? Of course you do. Everyone has integrity. Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t believe he or she “has integrity”?

So, here’s the question: if everyone possesses integrity, why do we see all around us evidence of integrity breaches – in business, sports, academia, even in the clergy and certainly in our world of government?

Infrastructure Risk Management

Posted by Nigel Wilson on May 9, 2016 at 11:32 PM

Distracted Driving and Obstructions to Safe Law Enforcement Driving

Posted by Julie Frisbey Decker on May 3, 2016 at 9:48 AM

In order for a police officer to arrive safely at a call, he or she must be able to drive without obstructions and distractions, which can be very difficult in today’s environment. When driving, police officers often need to use radios and Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) or computers while operating emergency lights and sirens, not to mention the simultaneous use of cell phones.

Managing the Risks of the Zika Virus by Melanie Bennett

Posted by Melanie Bennett on April 26, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Privatizing Government Services

Posted by Joseph T. Caufield on April 26, 2016 at 9:03 AM

Local governments often benefit from private and public partnerships formed around special projects and routine services. For example, public entities often work with national organizations such as the Nature Conservancy or a local conservation trust to obtain land for parks or nature preserves. Additionally, many local governments entrust the operations of wastewater treatment and refuse collection to private sector service providers.

Emerging Risks: “Tell me what I don’t know”

Posted by Chris Mandel on April 19, 2016 at 10:47 AM

A CEO I once worked for used to say quite regularly, “tell me what I don’t know.” His view was he could read the Wall Street Journal or any number of other typical sources of intelligence and information about running organizations, just like me as his senior risk leader. What he was most concerned about, as are most CEOs, board members and other key risk stakeholders, were the things once described by Donald Rumsfeld in 2002 (Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006) right after 911. That is:

Preventing Sexual Abuse in Organizations by Angelique Dale from Praesidium

Posted by Angelique Dale on April 18, 2016 at 11:46 AM

Areas of Reform and Jail Operations: Times Are Changing

Posted by Richard Bishop on April 12, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Historically, our high dollar jail exposure has dealt with in-custody death, lack of adequate medical treatment, strip searches, assault and conditions of confinement (traditionally referred to as overcrowding). Coming soon to a jail near you are some new players: adequate treatment of the mentally ill, solitary confinement and a new way the courts are looking at use of force in jails.

Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Prevention with Chris Grollnek

Posted by Chris Grollnek on April 5, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Active Shooter Prevention for Public Entities

Posted by Chris Grollnek on April 5, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Active shooter prevention for public entities and corporations is a relatively new training concept, but a reality that risk managers can no longer ignore. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there has been an uptick in violent incidents occurring in the work environment, from 65% to 73%. Therefore, training must be comprehensive, encompassing all areas of daily operations and should translate into an opportunity for organizations, by turning a “squeamish” subject into a benefit with a possible return on investment (ROI).

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