Making Personal Safety a Priority: Lessons for Public Officials, Criminal Justice Professionals and Victim Advocates

Making Personal Safety a Priority: Lessons for Public Officials, Criminal Justice Professionals and Victim Advocates
Duration: 60 Minutes
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Recorded on: 2021-02-25
Unit 1Slide Deck: Making Personal Safety a Priority
Unit 2Transcript: Making Personal Safety a Priority
Unit 3Workbook: Making Personal Safety a Priority
Unit 4Recording: Making Personal Safety a Priority

If there’s anything that the last 12 months taught us, it is that things can go awry any moment, danger is always lurking, and it is critical to make personal safety a priority. This session will unpack the elements that surround risks, threats, security, and safety in our world today.

This session’s resource is K. Campbell, Principal at Blue Glacier Security & Intelligence, and the executive advisor for enterprise security risk management at Bolante.NET. He has experience, training, and certification in the areas of intelligence, executive protection, counterterrorism, and risk, threat, and vulnerability assessments working for both the public and private sector on these realms.

Specifics of this webinar are on:

  • The examples of risks witnessed over the last couple of years with the global pandemic, natural disasters, and traffic fatalities as a result of the 9/11 bombing.
  • The elements commonly seen in risk models, differentiating risks from hazards, the level of risk and impact that we may observe, and the reality in risk management that we cannot fully eliminate risks.
  • The six threats to a protectee that must be considered, the holistic quality of risk literacy, and the role biases play in how we deal with risks.
  • The threatening attacks seen throughout history where the physical security of public figures was breached and how this is increasing as of late.
  • The two modes of violence that attackers adopt and types of people who make threats, and the effectiveness of each of these.
  • A glimpse into the warning behaviors, zeroing in on energy burst and fixation where a person’s tendency to commit violence can be predicted based on observable actions.
  • The profile of some of the available protective team.
    • Selecting depending on one’s needs in terms of the probable threats and risks, and the appropriate skills and capabilities to address these.
    • The most dangerous place for a protectee.
    • The value of behavioral intelligence for your protective team in keeping principals safe.
    • The different types of protection available and the specific skills for each.
    • Conducting a risk and threat assessment to better understand one’s needs.
  • Understanding cybersecurity and privacy – another aspect of personal safety in our modern world where much of our transactions are done in the online space and the three tools that can provide this.


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Audience Comments

  • “Very knowledgeable speaker. Thanks for the tips on double-security for tech communications.” — Roseann
  • “Different don’t do’s in safety techniques that can be taken for granted. Great webinar!!!!!!” — Debra
  • “Relatable, practical information with clear explanations.” — Felecia
  • “It was interesting to learn about the seven universal microexpressions found. It was also interesting to learn about the different modes of violence and methods to protect yourself online.” — Gabriella
  • “The practical tips and considerations for everyday folk (frontline workers, survivors of intimate partner abuse) were the most helpful, but very limited.” — Sarah



This webinar has been pre-approved by the Maine Animal Welfare Program for 1 Continuing Education Unit in Core 1 (ACO Safety) for the State of Maine’s ACO annual training. You can find more information about Certification, required annual training or submitting materials for credit at Maine’s Animal Control Officer Resource Page.




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