Taking a Shot at Violence
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Jun 01, 2019
I suppose when the topic of government
security comes up, we often think big,
as in the federal government. Let’s back
it down a little bit and think of King
Tom Cook, Hanwha Techwin America,
has authored a story that details how King
City Police Department went head first
into reducing a tragic statistic, homicides.
With the help of then newly appointed
(2016) Police Chief Robert Masterson this
disturbing trend was on the hot seat.
First of all, for a city of 13,000, 17 police
officers were just not enough. To curb youth
violence in King City, a 23-point strategy
was initiated, and one of those points
was to install video surveillance cameras
throughout the city. Cook’s story points
out recommendations, capturing video and
looking for relevant information. The story
is on page 10.
Troy Harper, OnSolve, writes our cover
story about how government agencies can
ensure the protection of people and their
property. All of this can be in the palm
of your hand. I’m sure you already know
that because everyone these days has a
Harper writes about leveraging a warning
system that has been updated by the FCC,
and revisions to the Emergency Alert System.
People have always wanted to know the basics
of a given situation but now citizens are able to
receive geographically-targeted text messages
alerting them to safety threats in their area.
This story can be found on page 14.
This article originally appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Security Today.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.