NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen, 42, was fatally shot last Tuesday night, and another officer was wounded as they were responding to an armed robbery in Queens, police officials said. Simonsen is survived by his wife and mother. His organs were donated after his death. (Courtesy of YouTube)

NYPD Mourns Hero Killed by Friendly Fire During Robbery (Multi-Video)

February 19, 2019 – In Breaking News – NBC New York The final farewell to NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen started Monday with a wake at a Long Island church, where police officers...
More than 4,000 of Endeavor’s combat-proven PackBot® have been used by troops to disable roadside bombs, clear IEDs and perform other dangerous missions on battlefields around the world.

FLIR Systems to Acquire Endeavor Robotics (Learn More, Multi-Video)

FLIR Systems, a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner recognized in three consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs to date, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Endeavor Robotic Holdings for $385 million...
HID’s new beacon and the Bluvision end-to-end IoT platform enable hospitals to easily plug real-time duress detection and alerts into their healthcare IoT infrastructure. This powerful combination simplifies the process of increasing healthcare personnel safety with a solution that also requires minimal effort by the user. (Courtesy of HID Global)

IoT Beacons Help Keep Doctors, Hosp Staff Safe from Workplace Violence

HID Global, a leader in trusted identity solutions, and Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has launched the company's new BEEKs Duress Badge Beacon which addresses the growing need to protect doctors,...
Courtesy of New Orleans Police Department and Twitter

Gunman Killed, Five Wounded in New Orleans Police Shootout (Video)

February 17, 2019 – In Breaking News – The Washington Post Five people were injured and a gunman fatally wounded during a shootout in downtown New Orleans Sunday night (Feb. 17), according...
Gary Martin (Courtesy of Twitter, YouTube and Facebook)

5 Dead in Aurora, 5 Officers Wounded, Gunman had at Least 6 Prior Arrests

February 16, 2019 – In Breaking News – The Boston Globe - Associated Press The man who killed five co-workers and wounded another and five police officers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing...
Given the administration’s prioritization of terrorism prevention, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted a comprehensive review of its terrorism prevention programs, both internally and with the assistance of an external review by the RAND Corporation. (Courtesy of Twitter and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community)

Terrorism Prevention Programs Need to be Stronger to be Effective (Video)

National capabilities for terrorism prevention, meaning options other than traditional law-enforcement action to respond to the risk of individual radicalization to violence, are relatively limited, with most relying on local or...
Jody Sisouvong, 36, (left), and Amy Montez, 25, of Fresno, was arrested also in connection with a stolen vehicle. (Courtesy of the City of Fresno)

Stolen Vehicle Retrieved with Help of ALPR (Learn More, Multi-Video)

Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) was instrumental in arresting two Fresno, CA women in connection with a stolen vehicle on Saturday. An ALPR hotlist of stolen vehicles alerted police in the area of Parkway...
William "Bill" Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)

Commissioner Bill Bratton to Speak at AST’s 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC East...

American Security Today is pleased to announce that Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los...
PureTech Systems with partner Benchmark Electronics, delivers complete mobile surveillance with the mission to track and identify Items of Interest (IOI) along the U.S. southwest border and other remote surveillance scenarios where rapid mobile deployment is needed.

PureTech Command and Control Supports Border Patrol in San Diego

PureTech Systems, a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 'ASTORS' Awards Program for Best Mobile Surveillance ISR, has met a delivery milestone for the next phase of the Border Patrol’s Mobile Video Surveillance Systems (MVSS) program. The...
Milwaukee Officer Matthew Rittner, 35, was fatally shot & killed Wed serving a search warrant in an investigation into illegal gun & drug sales. Rittner, who was a US Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Iraq, was married with a young son. (Courtesy of MPD and Twitter)

Hero Down: Milwaukee Mourns 3rd Officer Killed in 8 Months (Videos)

February 6, 2019 – In Breaking News – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Milwaukee Police Department is in mourning for the third time in less than a year after an officer was shot...