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Scared to go out in public due to mass shooting fears? Eagle expert Jim Derrane provides basic prep steps for individuals and businesses.

Active Shooter Situations – Proactive Steps for Individuals and Businesses All too often, headlines shout out “Gunman kills 20,” “Shooter at the Mall,” and other variations of the same.  However, in spite of the fear instilled in us by these events and headlines, active shooter situations remain an incredibly rare occurrence. Recently, two disparate yet…

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A new twist in a case involving cyber-criminals and ransom money

Eagle’s expert, Jim Derrane, was recently interviewed by Wink News in Southwest Florida about a case involving a Florida municipality that decided to negotiate with cyber-criminals. Read here about the case and Jim’s opinion on how individuals and organizations should deal with that type of threat.

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Charges against Parkland school officer unwarranted, misguided. What would you have done?

There’s a giant gap between public expectations and the actual skill sets of school resource officers. We can vilify one person for what they did or didn’t do, or we can take a focused and realistic approach to addressing the underlying problems.  Eagle’s Philip Hayden discusses the critical importance of moving beyond efforts to assign…

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Congregation Chabad Synagogue Shooting – Poway, California

On Friday, April 27, 2019, at approximately 11:20 am, a shooting occurred at the Congregation Chabad Synagogue in Poway, California.  Its members were celebrating the Sabbath and end of the Passover holiday.  John Earnest, age 19, armed with an AR-15 type assault rifle killed 1 person and wounded 3 others.  It has been reported that…

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Active shooter training fails because it relies on fear

Active shooter training is a necessary part of workplace and school safety planning, but vetting trainers and programs can be a challenge. Here’s what effective training looks like. Jason Perry writes in The Hill an explanation why active shooter training often results in unnecessary trauma, and he provides an alternative approach

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Why the Blue Wall of Silence Needs to Come Down

Providing expert testimony can be tough when the defendant is an officer of the law but serving as an expert witness is not about honoring silent oaths, it’s about protecting the law. In an Op-ed piece for the USA Today, Eagle’s Philip Hayden discusses the critical need for ex-law enforcement officers to serve as expert witnesses.

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