Apply today for PRIMA's
Educational Scholarship Fund!
With the economic challenges that public entities across the country are facing, professional development has taken a hard hit. PRIMA's newly established Educational Scholarship Fund will support PRIMA public entity members with a scholarship valued at $1,500 to attend the 2011 Annual Conference, the only conference specializing in public sector risk management education. The scholarship will include a complimentary conference registration, four nights lodging and a $250 stipend. Thanks to the members of PRIMA's vendor community for supporting this important initiative!
The deadline for application for this exciting new program is Feb. 1, 2011. Visit the PRIMA website today to learn more about the Educational Scholarship Fund, including application procedure, eligiblity requirements and more!
TSA chief: 'We'll never eliminate risk'
The Atlantic Share
Ever since new airport security procedures went into effect in late October, the Transportation Security Administration has been at the center of controversy. The combination of enhanced image screening with invasive patdowns for those who opt out has rankled civil liberties advocates and some of the flying public. John Pistole, the head of the TSA, is a 26-year veteran of the FBI — an expert in counterterrorism and for six years the bureau's deputy director. More
Montgomery, Ala., police to increase presence at schools
Montgomery Advertiser Share
The Montgomery Police Department is increasing its presence in Montgomery Public Schools in hopes of building relationships with students and staff to create safer schools and communities. The initiative will add school resource officers, increase the patrol division's check-ins with schools and have law enforcement working closer with school staff. More
Dallas County commissioners warn constables:
Don't refuse to swear in deputies
The Dallas Morning News Share
Dallas County commissioners approved reforms to the deputy constable hiring process — and warned the five county constables not to refuse to swear in any deputies next month. The warning was prompted, commissioners said, by reports that some constables might not swear in certain deputies. More
Homeland Security teams up with Walmart for safety
Walmart will join the Department of Homeland Security in a program called "If You See Something, Say Something" which encourages the American public to take an active role in ensuring the safety and security of the nation, DHS said. More
Pit bull restrictions proposal delayed in Sterling Heights, Mich.
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The Sterling Heights City Council in Michigan recently decided to delay action on an ordinance to regulate pit bulls in the city, including restricting them to one per household and requiring the owners to have $250,000 in liability insurance. More
Santa Barbara County, Calif., begins enforcing social host ordinance
Daily Nexus Share
The Social Host Liability Ordinance came into effect on Dec. 1, granting county law enforcement the legal right to enter homes if they suspect a minor is drinking on the premises. A county-wide measure, the ordinance allows local officers to cite hosts who knowingly permit minors to consume alcohol on their property during a party. Endorsed by the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors in California in a 4-1 vote, the ordinance was drafted to prevent underage drinking and hold residents and landlords accountable for their guests' behavior. More