Security Assessments for Community Associations

If your community is like most others in the Bay Area, you’ve experienced an increase in criminal activity of late. Reported  incidents of burglary, car break-ins, thefts from storage areas, trespassing, homeless encampments, mail and package thefts are notably increasing. Condominium and townhome communities can be attractive targets for criminals because of their characteristics (unsecured […]

What is important when developing an emergency plan for your HOA community?

This is the question that many board members struggle with when contemplating emergency and disaster plans for their communities. As volunteer community leaders, no one can expect the board, or individual board members, to function as fully trained emergency managers! They don’t have the experience, time or training for this. That is why I profess […]

Disaster and Emergency Planning for HOA’s

Planning for a disaster or emergency in your community is an important consideration for the Board of Directors.  Knowing what to do during and after a disaster is critical in enhancing the safety of the community.  This article from the March 2014 issue of the ECHO Journal explains the process of planning for disasters at the board […]

HOA Board Liability and Emergency Planning

A common concern for homeowners’ associations and HOA boards is liability. After all, being a board member is a volunteer position. As with any position of responsibility, wherein decisions that are made could affect many, the potential for scrutiny and litigation is ever present. Although it is relatively slight, the potential for individual liability relative to […]

Law Enforcement Training Safety

This article from the March 2010 issue of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin addresses the continued incidence of injuries and deaths resulting from law enforcement training.  Strategies for reducing the risk of injuries and deaths in police training are discussed.

Unintended Consequences of multiple technologies in police cars

This article, from the February 2012 issue of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, explores some of the unintended consequences attributable to multiple technologies in police cars.  Distracted driving is a real problem that needs to be addressed.  Solutions and actions to reduce the distractions caused by technology in police vehicles are discussed.