The New Mass Gathering Security Reality

By Craig Harwood How does security counter the terrorist threat at places of mass gathering? That IS the question, is it not? Firstly, it is flawed thinking if one believes by countering that the threat is negated in its entirety. Insidious, callous, cowardly and suicidal attacks by their nature are extremely difficult to thwart. When an offender is willing to die in the execution phase of his attack at any stage, … [Read more...]

Intelligent Public Safety – Brains Over Brawn

By Richard Kay The operational environment can be a dangerous place, with interpersonal conflict and violence being very real potential risks to officers as well as the public. Officers require practical solutions to resolve situations and confrontations, and that requires the ability to act from the basis of a planned approach involving strategic thinking. To teach officers how to act, it is important to teach them how … [Read more...]

National Security

Prime Minister Turnbull returned from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit in Peru all fired up about counterterrorism and that was the theme of his national security statement to the House on Wednesday 23rd November 2016. Terrorism is often included as a safe topic at international talks because just about everyone can contribute without there being major disagreements. However, there are many … [Read more...]