Month: September 2019

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Entering its 30th year this negotiator conference and competition has honed the skills of law enforcement & corrections officers from across the globe. I’m honoured to act as one of the Head Judges helping to deliver continuous improvement in saving life.

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Elephant’s Child

Enduring the emotional roller coaster of having a loved one kidnapped, it is important to remember the lessons from Rudyard Kipling and importantly take strength in Ulysses from Tennyson…

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Countering the Insider Threat

Pre-deployment training to military in Scotland to counter the insurgent threat in Afghanistan, was “first rate and equipped our soldiers not only with a valuable skill set, but also with a way of thinking, that might well be lifesaving”…

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Talk to me: Lessons from the Lindt Café siege

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Andrew Brown, who served as an expert witness into the Lindt Café siege inquiry in Australia, provides an insight into some of the findings of the final report on the incident, which resulted in several fatalities…

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INGO Kidnap – A New Challenging Dynamic

International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) work in some of the world’s most hostile environments, but the very people who bring aid to people in need are increasingly being targeted for kidnap. Abducted from their humanitarian work, many are held over varying periods of time and are sometimes released through ransom payments or high-risk rescue operations…

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