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
Module 1 Module 1
Recorded on: 2021-02-25
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Making Personal Safety a Priority

Thirteen prosecutors in the U.S. have been murdered since 1967.  During the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials have quit their jobs over concerns for their safety, and some have been assigned protective security details.  In July 2020 the son of a federal judge was murdered, and her husband injured at their home.  In late 2020, multiple state, county, and local election officials received threats of violence regarding the presidential election.

This webinar will explain how to understand and mitigate risks to personal safety.  It will show how public officials and criminal justice professionals can increase their personal safety and the safety of those for whom they are responsible.   The webinar will also be useful for victim advocates, providing the means to mitigate against intimate partner stalking and violence.  Drawing upon proven best practices from the executive protection industry and other security disciplines, this training will provide tips on how public officials and others, such as domestic violence victims, can “harden” their physical security and online privacy.


Specifically, the webinar explains the basics of:

  • Risks 101 (basics of risk, and human obstacles to accurately assessing risk)
  • Physical Security (stalking, threatening, and attacking public figures and intimate partners; selecting an executive protection/personal protection team; when protectees are most at risk)
  • Cyber Security and Online Privacy (three cybersecurity basics everyone should implement right now)


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