Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Result of Drive-By Policing!

The Result of Drive-by Policing!

Policing is not what it use to be, it fails all too often.  Community policing is outdated as those that are assigned the sectors, beats and problem communities, are not really policing.  You cannot just drive-by and decide that you are not bothered or it will be too much trouble.  This is the Millennial cop of today, which we have created!

It is a time of 'lost data', failed officer reporting, which does not have to be.

We are eight or nine years behind the times and have lost the momentum of society, which in itself has crumbled into an aggressive decline.

Criminality which goes unchecked only grows and takes over neighborhoods, communities, and specific streets.  'No-Go-Zones' which through officer blindness grow and grow until the ability to address is removed. It becomes a 'Fear-Factor' Syndrome that will only be solved if you attack with multiple actions, which the media and public do not understand and misreport.

The Metropolitan Police's Commissioner, Cressida Dick stated that London alone has 180 violent gangs dominating communities, how disgusting and pathetic is that for the failure of policing?  

She states that the crime tide is turning, it is not, she is no King Canute, which we know he failed to turn the tide!

Moped riders who attack individuals, stealing smartphones etc. are now being pursued by police cars, if they do not stop, the officer rams them with their cars to stop them.  A good start, fight fire with fire, that is all these criminals will understand.

Every single violation that you can use against these criminals must be used, sure, harass them, until they understand that crimes do not pay.

You cannot allow the drug dealers, hookers and gangs have control, but you are!  Turning a blind eye turns communities into 'hellholes'. Examples are in every global city and those that have the Millennial DNA who have been promoted for the wrong reason and not by civil service promotional guidelines are the issue.  

What happened to the Nine Peelian Principles?  

If you don't know them or ever read them and you are in law enforcement, shame on you!

The likes of every top cop know these Nine Peelian Principles.  If they don't, they better start reading, they are the key to successfully bringing back policing that the public demands and deserves. 

Commissioner Bill Bratton calls them the 'Police's Bible', they are!

'The Police are the People and the People are the Police .'  Remember that simple one of the Principles and understand that Sir Robert Peel, back in 1829 when he invented policing knew what he was talking about.

Start policing as it should, look back at history and stop making these mistakes over and over again.  Never let history repeat itself, it kills people and an organization that once was great and can be again!



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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Stop Being In the Middle & Blooded…

Stop Being In the Middle & Blooded…

by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group


Whether it is in London's Houses of Parliament, the US Capitol or Europe's Belgian HQ, liberal politics and supposed “do-gooder” politicians have generated a huge social, cultural, community safety, economic and homeland security difficulties, without increasing our countries internal safety measures to respond or even deal with these increased violent exposures. 

Brexit, Trump care or EU kindergarten antics, it is leading us all down a garden path to shed that has been visited many times before.  We still do not learn from history or the mistakes of our forefathers. 

What we are experiencing in the United States right now, (soon to be the repeated experiences of Europe’s mayhem) is a growing imbalance of increased risks as compared to safety measures to mitigate these increased jeopardies!
It is as if, the politicians and leaders, could care less for the chaos they have created and warning signs that have been ignored for decades.  

The fact that sections of society who are expectant of entitlements and what their pathetic leaders have promised them is the prime example.  Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, and the supposed gospel believing preachers that do nothing but instill hatred in those that are dumb enough to listen and hang on every word they espouse.  It is the incited anger that is triggered by ill-informed individuals looking for any excuse to be violent and destroy their own neighborhood.

With them not having the foresight or intelligence to know what is really going on the streets and beats of the public safety officer is a total shame and failure of humankind.  Stop taking the easy-way-out, passing the buck and lining your pockets.  Your pockets and wallets are being filled with the shame of your actions.

Once upon a time, we had early warning systems for the possible nuclear attacks from the Russians and children were taught to hide under their desks at school if the heard the siren.  The societal siren has been whaling and you not only have turned a blind eye, but you have also tuned out the sounds of disaster.

As a nation we spend more time on the weather forecast and sports then we do on festering issues!

So you have unrest on the streets and beats of every town USA, Europe, and the Middle East with the mislead communities attacking what they think is the cause, as politicians look on, rubbing their hands at the visual anarchy below.  In the middle is law enforcement, who, the politicians see as the battering ram to force the rioters back to their ghettos and beat and kill those that step out of the liberal created political lines.

Law enforcement is bearing the brunt of miss created banter by those that cowardly hide until the unrest has been quelled.  Then, they step forward to the media microphones and television cameras and commend themselves for taking the actions to stop their own created mayhem.  

Whilst the police are being bludgeoned by indoctrinated miscreants and their hidden for-profit leadership.

Let us return to that early warning system, CommSmart Global Group, who is a Risk Solutions Partner of LexisNexis, has one, a working one that gives you all the information/data of all that is happening on your beats and streets and across borders. 

No, this is not some cockamamie sales pitch by the slick salesmen who are striving to be liberal politicians and line their pockets with ill-earned gains.

It is a productive passion that drives our abilities to work beside you in changing your communities and upholding the laws, solving crimes, maintaining the status quo on levels.

We are a group that has street level global law enforcement experience, proven decades of reality in both Europe, USA, and Great Britain.  The experience that is straight talking, logical and we leave the Bovine Slurry at the door!

It is all about CHANGE! 

Stepping up and being coached and mentored in old fashion basic policing and usability of cutting edge technology that all understand, use and will change their lives and those they serve.

It is an overall monitoring system, which includes street smarts, crime mapping, analytics, predictive analysis, and social media monitoring, collectively giving you a Dashboard of incidents, opportunities, and solutions, which are the key, when you are visually and academically in control so you are not flying blind in this scary encroaching disastrous environment.

It's law enforcement’s duty to restore some level of balance at the community level to prevent crimes and terrorist influenced attacks if possible. We fully understand that security is never 100%, but by taking advantage of years of experience from the lessons learned using analytics at the national level, combined with your local RMS/CAD data, local organizations can access and share critical information focused on their communities and not be dependent on the willingness of federal agencies.

It is here, loud a clear with a simple direct message, stop being just second rate and guessing, although you have the smarts, CommSmart Global Group gives you and maintains the advantages that are demanded for today. 

Importantly I know the questions are always cost.  Affordable and if you like, simply less than the price of a cup of coffee per sworn officer, per week.  Yes, that cost effective and does not leave a bitter taste in your budget.

Contact and discuss, societal safety is running out of time and that means your safety as well.



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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving is Just Another Hacking Day

Happy Thanksgiving...
Thanksgiving is Just Another Hacking Day
by Nicholas Ashton

Hackers do not take days off!  In fact, they increase their efforts around the Holidays.  Especially those that shop online today and this Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

The BBC reported:

"Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, experts say.

One gang had updated the sophisticated malware it used to target cash registers in stores, security company iSight said.

There had also been an increase in spam and phishing emails crafted to catch out people seeking bargains.  You know what it like, you get wacky emails every single day, you may ignore, others do not.

And some crime groups are making fake copies of popular shopping apps in a bid to steal payment-card data.  beware, they are that good!

The warnings are being given just prior to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which follow the weekend following the US Thanksgiving holiday when many online and offline stores offer those special and not so special deals."


Time to be more vigilant on all fronts...  

Also, beware of the green jello!

Happy Thanksgiving and pass the password, please....


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Friday, November 16, 2018

Priority #1 - Active Shooter Plans For Your Complex And Buildings Operational 9 A.M. Monday Morning, If Not Sooner!

Priority #1
Active Shooter Plans For Your Complex And Buildings Operational 9 A.M. Monday Morning!

The security of places of employment, entertainment and public gathering, which includes anything for a hospital to a casino, must have secure response plans in place.  If not, the liability is beyond believed in economic and social responsibility.

The shooting in Las Vegas is another reminder of what is waiting to happen and will!  We repeat our information regarding other incidents recently.

News Report:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/02/las-vegas-shooting-at-least-20-dead-more-than-100-injured-in-massacre-near-mandalay-bay-casino-1-suspect-down.html

We must be proactive and prepared!

The nightclub killings, the fired employee/client who his so pissed they resort to an attack with a gun.

Do not brush off the attack on the Shopping Mall in Kenya, Africa as a world apart from where you are!  Naivety Kills!

The Washington killings of were but one gunman on a Naval facility that did not allow trained personnel to carry their weapons.  This Mall, like all large malls in Africa and Asia, has armed guards and the terrorists and nutcases know it.

What was thought could happen went down in upper scale Mall in Kenya and the words of the Somalian terrorist group al-Shabaab, which has links to Al-Qaeda, has now claimed responsibility for the attack were clear, “Muslims leave, Non-Muslim we are killing you”.

The message is clear and is ringing out loudly around the world, reactivity still kills, proactivity saves lives.  

It is about preparedness to the ninth degree and beyond.  There is no more pussyfooting around regarding people who hate you and wish you dead!

All western Malls, public places such as stadiums, concert halls and places of gathering always have been vulnerable, but we brushed it to one side and believed a security checkpoint or handbag search would suffice.  

Just like 9/11, our airports had National Guard stationed everywhere to protect the public.  Wrong, it was just a show that would appease the public, the guardsmen never were given bullets for their weapons!

Now, not tomorrow or next week, but now, we must prepare for all eventualities and trust no one!

LENSS the communications solution beyond anything you have heard of, seen or encountered. 

The solution is there for your preparedness plans and staff to advise and assist in your implementation of such needed plans and will evaluate the risks, answers and full preparedness operational requirements.  We cannot do it all, be we are able to provide the building blocks for you to take the steps.  Communications in the palm of the hand are first, all within thirty seconds of issuing a BOLO to staff within and the law enforcement and emergency response.  It far more than that which cannot be explained here.

Our job is to Reduce the Fear Factor and Increase the Comfort Zone and have been operational worldwide with expertise from all situations since the 1960’s.

Please, Please Do NOT Do Nothing!  
Be aware that there is no time to put this on the back burner.  As I stated last week on the Blog:

So, someone knew something did they not?

If you have concerns about someone, you need to respond to management within your company immediately or if it is a family member, discuss and take action for the safety of others.

What will be the next incident that will be splashed across newspaper headlines and television screens?

Guess what?

We did nothing and it is Déjà vu, all over again…


Do not be this week’s prior headlines...


We are in the NOW and
KEEP YOU; in the KNOW…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Heavy Mental Jacket...



Heavy Mental Jacket... 
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO CommSmart Global Group



Someone Knew Something & Did Nothing!

President Trump states that the government will be looking after our war heroes the way they should always be treated. 

The issues are many, varied and many die each day at their own hands.  They feel lost forgotten and as if they are not respected.  They are!

Mental health is a major part of the concerns.

Yesterday it was a sword, tomorrow whatever is at hand to end a life will be used. 

Will you call to ban those items too?


Discussions on such diverse subjects as gun control and mental illness do go hand in hand.  It is the assumption that banning something will make it be removed from the face of the earth and never cause a problem again.  


Wrong!

Allowing someone who is mentally diminished to own, use or play with a gun is more than foolish.  The VA (Veterans Administration bans veterans of diminished responsibility to own or have access to a gun, in fact, they cannot own new property either, that, though, is another story.

Look back at prohibition and what happened with alcohol availability and consumption.  Booze was still available and consumed by the gallon, as it was the "forbidden fruit", so to speak.

300 million + guns are owned and available in the USA, 18,000 people committed suicide with a firearm as the ultimate silencer, 8,000 people were murdered by someone using a gun as the instrument of death.  

A lot of guns and a lot of information, which statistically proves what?  Guns are out there and no matter what, people will use them.  If they were banned, people would still have died by some other means or method.

Mental health laws are also being called over the coals as well, anti-social behavior is not listed as a treatable disorder.  

Sadly, if we look on the streets of "Any Town, USA", you will find individuals who are homeless and live wherever they can sleep and store their stuff safely.  

Shelters are full to the brim and many try to assist these people.  Shelters are far from safe and are a major part of the problem.  Some are run by ex-criminals and drug dealers, who, take advantage of the social down and outs.  The fox is in charge of the hen house and this is accepted by local city councils and law enforcement.


Most homeless do not want your help in any way, shape or form.  The comprehension of their actions and living standards are lost on them.  They know not what they do and how it is affecting us all.

The straight jack of a ban will not work on guns.  The recognizing of mental health issues as a major problem that needs solving is a priority.  Which will receive the most attention?

Watch your headlines, listen to the commentators and see politicians flip/flop on the subject of guns.  No disrespect, but Former President Obama stated he will do all in the power of his office to make a change in the event of the school killings. Extreme well-chosen words that were and are empty in the ability for him and his former office to make a change.  It is Washington politicians that have the ultimate control of what happens in this nation, not a President.  Even we, do not count!

President Trump is a Second Amendment Supporter and will be looking for gun laws in his administration.

Individuals who come across as weirdos and strange to society are people to be concerned about.  Why do we not voice our concerns about these people? 

Simple, if the person has not broken any laws, there is nothing that can be done. It is not illegal to stand in a corner and stare at people or talk to one's self.  

Wackos are among us and we only see some of them for a few seconds and make our judgment.  Family members, co-workers, and neighbors see even more and it is their concern that needs reporting, if they feel vulnerable, then the action is required.

Gossip is part of this problem, social media is a sad section of today's society and fuels the other side of the problem.  Miss-statements, rumors, and pure wrong information make this situation even worse. Followed by the media grasping at all information being stated, airing it before it has been confirmed and adding to the confusion.

It is the time to stand firm and help us all in regard to strange individuals in the workplace, on the streets and even in our own homes.  

You may not be around to regret your missed action and only others will talk about what you should have done and why you ignored the facts.

 SUPPORT OUR VETERANS, EVERYDAY, EVERY SINGLE DAY!

 
WE are in the NOW and KEEP YOU; in the KNOW...

 

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Friday, November 9, 2018

What Is It About Fridays?

What Is It About Fridays?

Well, this Friday:

  • US Election is over, or is it?
  • North Korea is still an issue
  • British Government cannot leave the EU
  • People are being stabbed all over the globe
  • UK policing is non-existent
  • Trump haters are breeding like rabbits, but then we eat rabbits!

Do you feel it, experience it?  Is it a mass change in attitude on the sixth day of the week?

Is it like a wind-down day when nothing really gets done?  

Or are you, like me, treat this day as an extra effort day?

Is it more relaxed or does the adrenalin pump for the freedom from work for Saturday and Sunday?  In fact, the weekend exposes more physical energy being released on personal projects than you realize.  No wonder Monday mornings are the reversal of Fridays.

What is the atmosphere this Friday?  Do the news and talking points of society dominate the workspace? Maybe not, our minds are on the clock for it to tick faster and get the hell out of Dodge!

Right?

Where are your mind and opinions today?

Has this been a week of negativity and concern?  Is it time to gather the family and discuss the issue of our social demise?

Life this weekend is not the same as last is it?

Do some thinking, it will change your life!

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Hunters, Farmers Within Your Corporate Sales Culture…



Hunters, Farmers Within Your Corporate Sales Culture…
Nicholas Ashton, CommSmart Global Group


I remember asking my father-in-law, who was a farmer in Norfolk, England, if, I could help him on the land, his reply tells you more about farmers than you think you know.  He replied, “We have special stuff for that”!

Farmers spend more time fretting in the details, worrying about the weather patterns, making shrewd decisive selections regarding seeds and breeding and working firm and fervently to avoid a dismal crop.

Clearly, farming is completely different from the activity of hunting. Hunters have long periods of distraction interrupted by brief moments of frantic panic.

Why are we talking Hunters and Farmers?  

Simple, this is new times, although growing unsociable, it is the reality of daily life.  It is all about the cultural cycle which decides how corporations attain success or failure.

When it comes to sales, isn't the foremost principles for a successful salesperson their personality?  This comes from the general feeling that to be good at sales, you either have "it" or you do not. The truth is, successful sales are not all about personality (experience, skills, subject matter knowledge, adaptability, and process also play important roles) but it is a causative influence.

So we ask, are you a Hunter or a Farmer?

  • The Hunter is a person who gleans their sales energy off of the “hunt” for the new opportunity. They are often consultative salespeople who characteristically find and assess an opportunity (even when there doesn’t appear to be one) within a prospect, and find a solution within your offering that meets the specific need.
They are networkers and completely independent. They generate buzz and excitement. Truthfully, they are not always upright at the follow-through and focus.

  • The Farmer is the salesperson who shapes and nurtures relationships and opportunities, typically within current accounts. Farmers are the salespeople who turn a customer from good to great by the nature of their relationship and loyalty they advance from their labors. They nurture, collaborate with true team connections and are deemed team players. Sadly, they are not always decent at prospecting new clients.
As the owner of a company, you remember when you moved forward with your corporate ideas, the excitement of the possibilities of success.  The decisions of who you hired were not as clear as it should have been back then or even today.  The immediacy for getting the show on the road clouds our choices of who we hire.

Now, down the road with experience under your belt, you are too close to the internal and external daily format of the business.  It is not the same as your inceptive planning.  Sales are the engine of your company and just like a beehive, production of the honey is the total goal and remembering you must look after the leadership and the workers.

Increasing your company’s sales performance (growth) is unfortunately not just a matter of finding the right salespersons(s) or sales managers!

Great sales teams work and live in a total environment which enables them to continuously perform well above average.

Such an environment is different for every single company and is a made up from what that company produces, how it is organized, its culture and leadership, it is the internal communications, the logistics of it all.

It is all about the following: 
  • Consultancy time to define the full details of the current situation at your company;
  • Assessment tools to evaluate the existing sales and marketing organization, if any;
  • Talent acquisition services needed for the selection and evaluation of new sales professionals to enhance the sales operations, if any;
  • Training services needed to bring the existing sales team up to the necessary level of performance if any;
  • Coaching tools and/or programs to support the sales team during the follow-up phase.

Importantly, it is all about you and the commitment to the desired results.  It is vital to be a top-down commitment, but also the necessity to view from the bottom up as well.

Do not let this scare you!  

So if you are in doubt about your own company and are a Small, Medium Enterprise (SME), you are the owner, CEO or Board Member, you have nothing to lose in stepping back and doing some real thinking!

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