Focus on Protection
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Oct 01, 2018
Good business is about partnerships.
Our cover story in this issue comes
from Jeff Huggins who has written
about different examples of not
only keeping people secure, but also offering
Huggins writes, “We need to engage more
creatively with the communities we serve.” One
of the more interesting facets of his personal
experience is his involvement with the USO
for more than 21 years. Any member of the
military that has had substantial deployment
time understands the helping hand that the
USO truly is.
This is a fascinating story, and I’m sure
you’ll find it to your liking.
We all know that big cities are rife with
crime. It is; however, smaller communities
that get the overflow of criminals seeking
a safe haven. Milestone’s Courtney Dillon
Pedersen writes a case study about the village
of Manteno. The city is just south of Chicago
where crime is prevalent and perpetrators hit
the road after the dastardly deed.
Police in Manteno are notified that there
has been a crime and have deployed video
surveillance for forensic purposes as a way to
monitor cars in the area.
Also in this issue, Greg Hamm of Delta
Scientific writes about a way to stop a
terrorist from leaving the roadway and
crashing into dozens of pedestrians. Cities
have used barriers to cordon off sidewalks,
popular congregation areas and soft targets.
Remember when a lone wolf terrorist used a
vehicle along the Hudson River Park’s path in
Lower Manhattan? He rammed the vehicle
into more than a dozen people; killing eight.
The answer to this situation, and others
like it, has been a crash-tested portable
Inside this issue, you’ll find countless
ideas and tips on how to improve security
in the public sector, but also the opportunity
to count your partnerships and engage more
creatively within the communities that you
This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Security Today.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.