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Police Chiefs Adopt Guidelines for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

- The International Association of Chiefs of Police has voted to adopt guidelines for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Approved: Appeals Court

- An appeals court has ruled that law enforcement does not need a probable cause warrant to track a suspect using that suspect's own mobile phone GPS.

Ransomware Holds Computers Hostage, Demands Payment

- Hackers are using a virus that disguises itself as a message from the FBI to extort money from computer users. The FBI is calling it “ransomware.”

FBI: Sikh Temple Shooter Killed Himself

- The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the FBI.

Morning Security Brief: Sikhs Reluctant to Add Security, Evacuations Begin Ahead of Ernesto, Reuters Hack, and More

- Sikhs reluctant to increase security at their houses of worship. Latin America preps for Ernesto. Old version of software led to Reuters hack. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Olympic Security Breach, Hate Group Infiltrates German Police, 2013 Biosecurity Concern, and More

- A journalist bypasses Olympic security with a $15 costume. German officials want to know why two KKK members were allowed to stay on the force. By 2013 a biological attack may be more likely than a nuclear attack. And more.

Report: Sex Offenders Hide Identities to Circumvent Parole Rules

- About 16 percent of sex offenders attempt to hide or change their identities in an effort to circumvent parole rules aimed at preventing them from striking again, according to a recent study.

Pick Up Your Own Brass: Leadership the FBI Way

- The message is that supervisors and leaders who demonstrate by personal example that they’re not too busy or too self-important to bend over and pick up their own spent brass on the firing range are more effective than others who do not.

Morning Security Brief: 911 Caller Reveals NYPD Spy Operation, Olympic Credentials, New Details About the Aurora Shooter

- A man outs an NYPD spy operation after mistaking it for a terrorist cell. Olympic athletes told not to post pictures of their credentials on Twitter. James Holmes sent a package describing his attack plans to his university. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Anaheim Riots, Supreme Court May Rule On DNA Collection, DC Police Say it’s Legal to Record Cops on Duty

- Protesters clash with police overnight in Anaheim. A move by the Supreme Court leads some to speculate it will rule on arrestee DNA collection. D.C. police say it’s legal to video tape and photograph police. And more.

Book Review: Managing the Use of Force Incident

- The subtitle of this book refers to criminal justice officers, supervisors, and administrators, but the principles can also apply to security directors and managers whose officers may have to use force as part of their jobs.

Morning Security Brief: Emergency Communications, Twitter Data, Family Files Suit Over Police Shooting, and More

- Chicago’s emergency communications system goes down. Twitter releases stats on law enforcement requests. Kenneth Chamberlain’s family sues the White Plains Police. And more.

AUVSI Releases UAV Code of Conduct

- The code of conduct includes "common sense" guidelines that require operators be properly trained, follow all federal, state, and local, laws, and respect the privacy of individuals.

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