RMA Presents Continuing Education Training

Posted on 30, Jun | Posted by RMA

RMA will present 6 hours of training each day to students in Raleigh, NC.

July 21, 2014 and October 13, 2014
Rusty Gilmore - Computer Forensics II
Billy Green - A Pragmatic Approach to the Terrorist Threat
Tasha Dyson - Report Writing and Documentation
Michael Epperly - Legal Issues for Private Investigators II

July 22, 2014 and January 12, 2015
Marty Coolidge - Planning and Conducting a Successful Surveillance
Billy Green – Workplace Violence Prevention
Lindsey Smith – Use of Forensic DNA in Private Investigations

RMA has developed training programs that are relevant to practice as a private investigator and protection and security professional and is offering these in one-day seminars. Our goal is to provide opportunities for licensees to obtain the required CEU’s and to provide interesting and relevant instruction on protection and investigative topics. Students can register and pay online on the Continuing Education page of our website.

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ASIS Chapter 119 Third Annual Seminars and Exhibits Conference

Posted on 24, Jun | Posted by RMA

ASIS Chapter 119 held its third annual ASIS Seminar and Exhibits Conference at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. There were four guest speakers that discussed a variety of security and safety related topics. The speakers were Glen Faber of Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Frank Pisciotta of Business Protection Specialists, Floyd Allen of Global SIGMA Academy of Safety & Security, and Lou Velasco of the FBI. In addition to the speakers, there were 18 vendors on hand who set up booths with some of the latest technology in the security industry.

The conference was a huge success and there were over 100 people who registered and attended the sessions. Attendees received certification credits related to the ASIS CPP, PSP, and PCI certification programs for attending the conference and in addition were also served a wonderful lunch prepared by the PNC Arena’s staff. It is the local chapter’s plan to continue and grow this one day conference annually.

ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public.

The Research Triangle Park Chapter of ASIS International is an active and growing chapter. Members include top professionals from a variety of security-related fields in the RTP area. We are always looking for new ways to share advances in technology, security trends, and industry standards and sharing personal experiences. Whether you are currently an active member or desire to get more involved in the chapter, please feel free to contact us and share your ideas!

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Kevin McQuade and Chris Peterson at the US Men’s Open and US Women’s Open

Posted on 18, Jun | Posted by RMA

The 114th US Open was held at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Pinehurst, NC on Pinehurst #2 and RMA attended. On June 13, Kevin McQuade had the opportunity to attend the US Men’s Open as the guest of S2 Security Corporation, and Chris Peterson attended the US Women’s Open as the guest of Investors Management Corporation on June 17.

The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. It is the second of the four major championships in golf, and is on the official schedule of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

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RMA Awarded Bay Leaf VFD #3 Design Project

Posted on 15, Jun | Posted by RMA

RMA will provide design and project management services related to the design of electronic security devices for the modifications to the new Bay Leaf VFD #3. The intent of this design will be to provide access control and security monitoring devices within the facility. These systems will meet the Wake County standards for this type of facility. Our services will also include working with the Architect and Engineer that will be a part of the team to coordinate the required infrastructure for the security related devices.

The Bay Leaf VFD #3 is located 1431 Lynn Road Raleigh NC. The project includes the demolition, renovation and upgrades for a facility approximately 12,642 sq. ft. in size.

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Stan Carroll Presents Workplace Violence Training and Active Shooter Training for BCBSNC

Posted on 12, Jun | Posted by RMA

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina conducted an annual safety week event in June. The safety and security event was held for the employees at BCBS Headquarters in Chapel Hill, Customer Service Center in Raleigh, and the Winston Salem facility. RMA prepared and presented workplace violence awareness training and active shooter training for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. RMA conducted five one-hour Workplace Violence and Active Shooter sessions. The BCBS employees attending the sessions were engaged and asked pertinent questions on how to be safer in the workplace.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) offers its customers high quality health insurance at a competitive price and have led the charge toward better health and health care in our state. BCBSNC is a fully taxed, not-for-profit North Carolina company with headquarters in Chapel Hill and major operations centers in Durham and Winston-Salem. BCBSNC employs more than 4,500 North Carolinians and serve more than 3.8 million customers.

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Security Assessment at Appalachian State University

Posted on 30, May | Posted by RMA

The specific objective of this project was to provide the University with a “snapshot” of the existing security program in place at the BB Dougherty Administration Building, any gaps in the program, and potential responses to the gaps identified. Security policy, procedures, systems and organization were examined for level of technology, appropriate application, and the efficiency and effectiveness of deployment. Consultants prepared specific recommendations to address the deficiencies or gaps identified. Recommendations addressed each threat/vulnerability in a practical and pragmatic manner.

Appalachian State University is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life and breathtaking location. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Known for its value and affordability, Appalachian enrolls about 17,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark. Appalachian, located in Boone, N.C., is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.

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Stan Carroll Attends Handling Conflict and Confrontation Seminar

Posted on 29, May | Posted by RMA

On Thursday, May 29, Stan Carroll attended a “Handling Conflict and Confrontation” seminar in Charlotte, NC. The seminar was presented by National Seminars Training. The instructor, Gina Jonas, was informative and thought provoking.

This training adds additional depth to the knowledge that Stan brings to our clients in the area of workplace violence and aggressive behavior. Stan has been successfully dealing with workplace violence issues for over 30 years. He has been directly involved with clients regarding workplace violence, managing aggressive behavior, active shooters, volatile terminations, and other workplace violence issues.

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Dana Frentz Attends IAHSS Annual General Meeting

Posted on 23, May | Posted by RMA

Dana Frentz attended the 46th IAHSS Annual General Meeting in San Diego, CA, May 18, 2014, through May 21, 2014. The meeting was held at The Hyatt La Jolla.

Speakers and topics included:

• Keynote Chris Van Gorder – Security Officer to Present Day CEO
• Russell Jones, PhD, CPP, CHPA – If Disney Ran Your Security Department
• William Koffel, P.E., FSEPE – What Is The Impact of NFPA 101-2012?
• Donna Palomba – Jane Doe No More
• Ben Scaglione, CPP, CHPA – How The Affordable Care Act Has Changed Security
• Howard Adams, PhD – Building High Performing Work Teams
• Howard Adams, PhD – Strategic Project Planning: Vision to Execution
• William Richter, RN – Active Shooters in Healthcare Setting
• Martin Williams – Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) Within a Comprehensive Use of Force Model
• Kevin Tuohey – Facility Design and the Security Role
• Jeffery Young, CHPA – Consolidation: Security’s Contribution to Sustainable Healthcare Costs
• Roger Sheets, CHPA and Rocky Prosser – Managing Prisoners in a Healthcare Environment

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, or IAHSS for short, is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare institutions. IAHSS is comprised of security, law enforcement and safety individuals dedicated to the protection of healthcare facilities worldwide. IAHSS strives to combine public safety officer training with staff training, policies and technology to achieve the most secure hospital environments possible. Additionally, the IAHSS partners with government agencies and other organizations representing risk managers, emergency managers, engineers, architects, nurses, doctors and other healthcare stakeholders to further patient security and safety.

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Rusty Gilmore Attends CEIC Conference

Posted on 22, May | Posted by RMA

Rusty Gilmore attended the Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference, (CEIC) in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 19 – 22, 2014. CEIC is one of the premiere Cyber Security Conferences for computer forensic experts.

CEIC is the biggest digital-investigations conference of its kind and the only one to offer hands-on lab sessions and training for practical skills development. From sessions on acquiring evidence from mobile devices to international e-discovery to cyber security intelligence, there’s simply no other training or seminar series available that packs so much relevant and practical information from so many expert speakers into a single four-day period.

Guidance Software, Inc. is the host of CEIC 2014, one of the largest international gatherings of legal, corporate, law enforcement and government attendees in the world, with a focus on the latest developments in digital investigations.

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Chris Peterson and Marty Coolidge attend NCACLEA 2014 Summer Conference

Posted on 14, May | Posted by RMA

RMA was pleased to be able to support the North Carolina Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators as a vendor at their 2014 Summer Conference. The conference was hosted by the UNCG Police Department at Clarion Hotel Greensboro.

The host for the event was Chief Jamie Herring of the UNCG Police Department. The morning topic was “Combat Medic Casualty Care for Self and Others” presented by Agent Scott Minderlein. In the afternoon there were two speakers. George Bakolia, Director of the First Net Program of NC, spoke of the establishment of a nationwide public safety broadband network (PABN) and A. Bruce Ammerman, Consular Notification Officer US Department of State, presented “Consular Notification and Access, Dealing with Foreign Nationals”. The last speaker on May 15, 2014, was Special Agent Shelley Lynch, PIO FBI and her topic was “Post Incident Media Management”. On the last day of the conference, Don Rabon, Retired Assistant, Director NCIA, Trainer and Author, presented “Interview, Interrogation and Deceptive Behaviors.”

Risk Management Associates, Inc. works with administrators and campus public safety officials to make sure they understand their obligations under the Jeanne Clery Act and associated regulations as well as Title IX. We help them develop the procedures necessary to satisfy the requirements under those federal laws. At the same time we address other security-related issues that affect operations, facilities, students, faculty, staff and guests. You can find additional information concerning the Jeanne Clery Act and the services provided by RMA here.

The NCACLEA has been a key partner in the campus law enforcement community. The conference brought together administrators from across the state to network, share best practices, discuss challenges, and develop the resources that law enforcement administrators need to protect the people, physical assets, and reputation of the colleges and universities. As a security advocate and partner in the education area, RMA was pleased to support NCACLEA and the members they serve.

In the fall of 1973, Police Chiefs representing 16 North Carolina colleges and universities met to form an organization to promote the professionalism of campus policing and to address policing concerns common to each campus community. That organization is the North Carolina Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

The organization is closely related to the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, and current membership includes over 30 colleges and universities across North Carolina. Combined, the NCACLEA campus police departments serve a community of more than a quarter million students, faculty, and staff, with over 500 sworn police officers, nearly 70 sworn auxiliary officers, 269 security guards, and over 300 support personnel. The organization represents a specialty field of policing directed to meeting the law enforcement, security, and public safety needs of the diverse and ever changing campus community.

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