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Hurricane Season: How GIS Data Continues to Change Disaster Response

By Kurt Binversie

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused massive and widespread damage. Unfortunately, hurricane season isn't over. Here are some of the best Geospatial Intelligence System (GIS) websites that provide critical data so responding agencies know where the storm will hit.

How to Identify Signs of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and it's happening across the country, in all size communities. To help combat this atrocious crime, here are signs to look for that a person is a victim of human trafficking. For those in law enforcement, here are questions to ask a potential victim.

First Responders: How Will You Take Care of Yourselves after Retirement?

By Randall Hanifen

For today's firefighters and public safety professionals, the guarantee of a good retirement is quickly dwindling. Here are some tips for long-term retirement planning and advice on how to prepare for a career post-retirement.

Tunnel Vision and Chronic Stress: How to Manage Your Physiological Responses

By Jarrod Sadulski

When police are called into action, the stress can cause a variety of physiological responses like tunnel vision and auditory exclusion. Learn how officers can anticipate and then control these effects so they can maintain high levels of situational awareness.

Eight Ways Police Can Improve Their Active Listening Skills

By Tim Hardiman

Police officers must constantly interact with others, but how well do they actually listen? From investigations at work to relationships at home, here are eight ways officers can improve their active listening skills. 

Post-Traumatic Stress and Suicide in Corrections: How PA DOC is Addressing the Issue

By Natasha Amaral

Symptoms of post-traumatic stress are extremely common in corrections. After finding her co-worker attempting suicide, a corrections counselor decided to initiate a suicide prevention program at the PA DOC. Find out more about how the program addresses mental health so corrections staff can get the help they need before it's too late.

Interviewing Strategies to Land that Intelligence Job

By Erik Kleinsmith

Interviewing for an intelligence job requires different strategies than applying for a job in another field. Here are some tips to help you nail the interview process and negotiate your salary once you've been offered a job.