2 Cops Vs. Linebacker
… Linebacker Loses
5/16/2014 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF2
Talk about a black eye for the football program … Western Kentucky linebacker Nick Holt is sporting a big, fat shiner this morning after allegedly taking on 2 cops at a house party Wednesday morning … and losing.
According to police, the 21-year-old was being drunk and rowdy at a house party when cops arrived — and when officers asked him to leave, he went off … threatening security guards and screaming at party guests. But things REALLY got bad when Bowling Green police officers tried to take Holt into custody — because cops say he not only resisted …
but THREW HIS BACK into one of the cops, knocking the officer into some nearby shrubs. Another cop jumped into action and took the 6’1″ linebacker to the ground face-first … and he was eventually handcuffed.
We’re guessing the black eye was a result of the strong takedown. Holt was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked for drunk in public, resisting arrest and second-degree disorderly conduct. #DontFightPolice
I ve just got back from Birmingham where I ran workshop for Phoenix Group PLC s Close Protection Operative (CPO) training course.
There was an excellent dynamic in the room with trainees putting together the final pieces of portfolio work, and, frankly, fatigued by an intensive and impressive programme of drills and learning from the organisers, including former Royal Household protection officer Paul Brown.
The two sessions I led ( organisational resilience , then organisational intelligence ) were designed to put attendees into the mind s eye of a multinational business or organisation. Indeed the only CP work I have carried out since the London Olympics has been for well-established multinationals who take most seriously care and welfare around their own employees and clients.
Little within the present Security Industry Authority CP core skills curriculum
presently prepares students to work in CP roles for multinationals, where a bulk of the work is coming from. This is not a criticism of the SIA, who have to draw the mandatory content line somewhere.
Questions such as why companies ignore frontline advice from CP teams, or how they achieve a corporate view around a particular risk, or why they develop a certain risk management culture and pace, are vital for CPOs to understand, if they wish to be retained and endorsed.
What I mean by this, can be illustrated by the following three points:
- CP has specific people focused threat assessment models. But the CPO team is often working directly to the client organisation s corporate security manager/director. Consideration should be given to introducing into the CPO programme workshops that show how multinationals carry out the threat and risk analysis part of both organisational security functions and C-Suite executive decision-making.
This is because it s the internal organisational business intelligence analysis that is often the dominant planning tool.
- Understanding more precisely what an intelligence product is, and (if done properly) the potential of such products to save time, money and reputations. Moreover, illuminating what differences there are within the knowledge hierarchy between Data, Information, Knowledge, and finally Wisdom (critical insight).
- Verifying the critical importance of debriefing and following up with reflective learning . A training programme is not a one-off event, but a gateway to continuous improvement, heightened motivation, and possibly one day intellectual mastery!
Therefore, well done to Phoenix Group for integrating these essential elements into their programme and thank you to their instructor team for the invite.
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Richard Bingley is Course Leader for the BA Security Consultancy at Bucks New University. Richard is a co-founder and Director of CSARN. He is the author of the book Terrorism: Just the Facts and other publications.
Richard s new book, the Security Consultant s Handbook, will be published in 2015.
Construction will be completed on a new boating security sign in Honolulu Harbor, Friday.
The new sign will inform mariners of the 24/7 security zone in the harbor and whom to contact for permission to enter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
HONOLULU Construction will be completed on a new boating security sign in Honolulu Harbor, Friday.
The new sign will inform mariners of the 24/7 security zone in the harbor and who to contact for permission to enter.
It is worded with large letters created using highly reflective tape, will be lit at night and is oriented so that mariners will be able to read the sign while still off-shore, outside the security zone.
The previous sign announcing the security zone was difficult to read from outside the security zone and was placed at an angle that made it difficult for vessel traffic entering the harbor.
The Harbor Entrance sign is a visible example of the collaborative partnership that exists between the Coast Guard and DOT Harbors in the Port of Honolulu. The sign directs mariners to contact Aloha Tower watchstanders, operated by the Hawaii DOT Harbors Division, who control harbor operations.
The sign measures 12 feet by 24 feet and is located on the Diamond Head side of the Honolulu Harbor entrance, Makai side of Pier 1.
For more information about the new boating security sign, call Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at (808) 842-2600.
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