Book Review: Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals

While few books deserve five stars, this excellent work deserves at least that. Author Frank Colaprete is a former police lieutenant with an impressive résumé. His academic acumen and scholarship shine brightly in this easy-to-read and informative text.

Preemployment Screening and Social Media

Considering a potential employee’s social media presence during the application process could be controversial, an expert said during an ASIS International Information Asset Protection and Pre-Employment Screening Council (IAPPES) conference call.

Morning Security Brief: Canadian Police Want to Add Missing Persons DNA to Databases, Tattoo Violates Workplace Violence Policy

A man is fired because his tattoo “violates workplace violence policy.” Police chiefs in Canada want unidentified remains added to the country’s DNA database. Tropical storm Isaac update. And more.

Managers Think It Still Takes Too Long to Get Security Clearances

Hiring managers are still unhappy with the time it takes the government to process security clearances, according to a survey by a security clearance job-seeking site.

DoD: Random Lie-Detector Tests Increase Personnel Security

Periodic lie detector tests contribute to better personnel security, according to a recent DoD study of its own polygraph procedures.

New Bill Would Limit Criminal Background Checks

A bill (H.R. 6220) introduced by Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI) would prohibit employers from asking about or checking an applicant’s criminal record until a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Morning Security Brief: Stuxnet’s Origin Story, Chinatown Buses Shut Down, DOJ Sues Casino for Documentary Practices, and More

Stuxnet was created by the U.S. and Israel as part of a cyber campaign against Iran. The Feds target the curbside bus industry after a wave of crashes. The DOJ sues a casino for treating noncitizens differently than U.S. citizen employees. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Background Checks, TSA Finds Guns Parts in a Kid's Toys, National Security Spending, and More

A business sets up a sting to arrest a woman after a preemployment background check reveals a warrant for her arrest. TSA finds a disassembled gun in a child’s stuffed animals. National Security spending recommendations for fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2022 from POGO. And more.

CSOs Share Career Advice

Members of the ASIS CSO Roundtable share insights on finding a mentor and networking as part of the May digital edition.

How the Affordable Care Act Could Affect Contract Security Providers

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act later this month. It plans to issue a ruling by June. Ralph Brislin, CPP, examines how it could impact contract security companies.

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