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Phishing: Safeguarding Yourself and Your Organisation’s Sensitive Data

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Phishing is a type of social engineering, a way of getting into your private network that relies more on psychology and deception than traditional hacking that involves exploiting vulnerabilities in your security software. You can find a good introduction to phishing and social engineering on Wikipedia. Continue reading Phishing: Safeguarding Yourself and Your Organisation’s Sensitive Data

Three Supplemental Treatments for Recovery from a Suicide Attempt

Guest writer Steve Johnson discusses three approaches to aid in recovery from a suicide attempt and help improve mental wellness.

Recovery from a suicide attempt is a process that requires many facets of treatment. Of course, most important is a good counselor and possibly a support group. No treatment plan can replace the value of a well-trained counselor. Continue reading Three Supplemental Treatments for Recovery from a Suicide Attempt

Memories of Tasmania Police Academy First Intake: Class of ’76

Cadets at the Police Academy were required to achieve 35 words per minute in their typing classes.
Cadets at the Police Academy were required to achieve 35 words per minute in their typing classes.
“It was the newest academy in Australia and it was sparkling because they had us cleaning it up for the first six weeks before they opened it.” – one of the first cadets remembers scrubbing floors, picking up rocks and serving drinks.

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WA Police Suspends Local Policing Initiatives To Focus On Faster Intervention

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Police Minister Liza Harvey and Senior Sergeant Ashley Goy championed the local policing initiative

Faced with an increase in crime (16.6% above the previous year) across a range of offences since last winter, Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has indefinitely suspended the local policing initiative (Frontline 2020) to boost police capacity to respond to crime. Continue reading WA Police Suspends Local Policing Initiatives To Focus On Faster Intervention

Fifteenth Anniversary of the Australia Day Police Tragedy

Cessna 310 (civilian), similar to the aircraft operated by WA Police

Australia Day 2001: four police officers onboard a Cessna aircraft (call-sign PolAir 64) are on a return flight to Newman after investigating a serious domestic disturbance in the remote Aboriginal community of Kiwirrkurra, near the border of Northern Territory.

What happened that night became the most tragic loss of lives in a single accident in the history of Western Australian Police. Continue reading Fifteenth Anniversary of the Australia Day Police Tragedy

Watching News Coverage of Paris Attacks May Take Toll On Viewers

This weekend, the world watched in shock as terrible events unfolded in Paris. The terrorist attacks left at least 129 people dead and hundreds more wounded after a shootout in a popular restaurant in the city, multiple explosions near the Stade de France national stadium and a massacre at the Bataclan concert hall. Continue reading Watching News Coverage of Paris Attacks May Take Toll On Viewers

Bobbies On the Beat or Scarecrows On the Street? How Cuts Are Changing Policing

On a dark and stormy night in the Essex coastal town of Frinton-on-Sea, someone, or something, is stirring in a beach hut. At least, that’s what Stephen Beardsley thinks, and, as the man who has been charged by hundreds of Frintonians to keep them safe in the absence of a permanent local police presence, he is duty-bound to investigate.

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When Citizens Force The Police To Resort To Using Force

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From a letter to the Ledger:

Thanks to the president, his former attorney general, Al Sharpton, Black Lives Matter and their ilk, a once great America is currently approaching lawlessness. Increasing murder and other crime rates seem to coincide with attacks on law enforcement officers. Gee, what a coincidence.

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Special Victims Unit: Female NYPD Officers Reveal Their Most Heartbreaking Stories

Life in the NYPD is something that’s highly regarded in pop culture and also something that’s heavily scrutinized in the media. What it isn’t, though, is an easy feat in terms of mental and physical stability — or longevity. This is especially true for the women detectives.

Note: Some stories in this article may be disturbing to readers, as they involve child abuse, sexual abuse, and graphic violence. Last names have been omitted according to the wishes of the sources and the confidential nature of the information published.

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