Wednesday, September 14, 2016

STOP! Ask the Questions...

STOP!  
Ask the Questions...
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

What is wrong with asking a question?

Nothing...  CommSmart Global Group's team have ears, eyes, voices, an email address, Skype, Hangouts, and even a telephone number.  

Oh sorry, we gave up the Fax decades ago!

So you have no idea about Digital Policing and what?  

Afraid to ask!

No, it is nothing to do with whether you need an umbrella or not!  In the military and law enforcement, we could not live or succeed without Atmospherics!
 
It is not the days of ‘Evening All’, Dixon of Dock Green, Z Cars, NCIS, Major Crimes, Morse or the Sweeney on television that solved crimes in under sixty minutes minus fifteen minutes of commercials.

Here is the reason why!

The general concept of Atmospherics and considering our social networks, communications, and modern living arrangements it is a vastly different world that I was introduced to on the parade square of Hendon, training for the Metropolitan Police. 

Today, our social atmosphere is dominated by the "silent language" of wireless networks and digital communications which are ever changing and it is not uncommon to see couples or groups of individuals sitting together but totally involved in their personal cell phone, ignoring the presence of the others.

Recent research studies have discovered the importance of other silent languages such as body, temporal, and spatial languages in our social interactions and practitioners in all fields have continued to try and understand and exploit their uses, including in criminal investigations, interrogations, and predictive analysis. 

WHAT THEN IS ATMOSPHERICS USAGE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT?

Everything! 

If we consider a working definition of the concept of atmosphere as the social “silent communicator” of a geographical, political, social or criminal circles that can transmit and contain infrastructures that describe the attitudes, feelings, ideas, and intentions, of those within or a part of those circles, then it is absolutely tantamount, that Law Enforcement understand and analyze this portion of the social dialogue to effectively respond to and prevent crime and terrorism in this modern dynamic, silent atmosphere.  

If this source of information is routinely missing from your department's planning and response to developing a method of operations, conducting investigations, developing community relations and intelligence gathering then you are only dealing with a small part of the evidence/fact acquiring equation. 

This also has colossal implications for community policing and problem-solving activities within our communities as a data gathering and analytical tool.

The days have long gone of the thief, standing at pub bar, smoking, drinking and running his mouth of what he has just succeeded in pulling off.  

Today, it is social media of all forms and running their fingers and thumbs that allow law enforcement to drill-down on the crimes and connections.

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Now at the fingertips of those that protect and serve.  Law enforcement is people and people are the police and vice versa.

It is the CommSmart way to present our information to you or through our Super 1829 Symposiums which are powerful mentoring and coaching full day events.

Law enforcement has radically changed since the days of Sir Robert Peel and his Nine Peelian Principles, though, they are the basis of policing and when connected to strategic technology and change agency, times change for the betterment of all, this includes of course community and law enforcement agencies. 

That is the CommSmart Global Group Way!


Contact and discuss…    

Or call… +1 (330) 366.6860



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Monday, September 12, 2016

Time to process society or do YOU continue to ignore?

TIME TO PROCESS SOCIETY
OR DO YOU CONTINUE TO IGNORE?
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

We are all not this stupid, are we?  

Do you go home at night, close the blinds and believe that all is well with the world?  So many of you do and want the outside world to go away.

IT IS NOT, IT IS IN YOUR FACE!

You and your family are living in a bubble if you think that.  over eighty percent of all crime is connected to drugs.  People steal, burglarize, con and feed their drug induced habits on what you own and possess.  

Even members of your own family and you do what?  

NOTHING..!

Ohio has a statistic not to be proud of Gov. John Kasich.  Drug overdoses by the hundreds per week.  People are dying and being pulled back for the claws of death by Heroin overdose on a daily basis.

What do we do, arm EMT's with Narcan, the wonder drug, to save their lives, to live for another fix, which eventually will kill them!

Look at this sad, pathetic couple who are just a sample and example of the US and global drug problem that can proactively be resolved, reduced and quelled.

Law enforcement agencies are expected to be babysitters for grown-ups and always be there!  
They cannot!

Other family members, if not users and traffickers themselves, know this is going on and what do they do, close their minds and say it is not their problem.

IT IS!

Law enforcement agencies, the proactive use of ATMOSPHERICS, a collective crime fighting tool makes the difference.  CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risks Solutions Partner, has developed and proven that this proactive tool set is the answer and has revolutionized professional crime fighting.

Social Media is a honey pot of information, people cannot keep their mouths and quiet.  They tell the world with their electronic fingers and thumbs and use like a cornucopia bulletin board or how the local pub or bar was the lifeblood of criminal information.  It is an information supply chain if you know how you can use Atmospherics

Hence our Social Media Monitoring, Crime Analytics, Community Crime Mapping and Predictive Analysis prevails.

Cost effective, proactive and a Change that your Communities demand!

Do not sit by, sipping on that cup of coffee, make that cup of coffee's price work for you, for a simple cup of coffee per week, per sworn officer, we will make the difference!

Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group was interviewed on Social Media Monitoring, Crime Analytics, Community Crime Mapping, Predictive Analysis and importantly the foundation of Intelligence Gathering, Social Media Monitoring, whilst in San Diego.





Atmospherics is the CHANGE Agent of Success from the street level police officer through all levels of law enforcement management.Now at the fingertips of those that protect and serve.  Law enforcement is people and people are the police and vice versa.

It is the CommSmart way to present our information to you or through our Super 1829 Symposiums which are powerful mentoring and coaching full day events.

Law enforcement has radically changed since the days of Sir Robert Peel and his Nine Peelian Principles, though, they are the basis of policing and when connected to strategic technology and change agency, times change for the betterment of all, this includes of course community and law enforcement agencies. 

That is the CommSmart Global Group Way!


Contact and discuss…    
Or call… +1 (330) 366.6860



Copyright 2016



Sunday, September 11, 2016

15 Years On - FEAR FACTOR TO COMFORT ZONE?


15 years - FEAR FACTOR TO COMFORT ZONE?
By Nick Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

I will never forget the morning of September 11th, 2001, as the very personal attack of terrorists took place on American soil.  The fear that gripped the faces as they ran from the clouds of debris of the collapsing towers, not knowing if it was their last hopeless steps.

Running invigorates the body and brings on all sorts of emotions and triggers the senses within.  The Good, Bad and the Ugly surface and take over our emotions as they did, that awful day.

The sense of fear has never left many and is triggered by other acts and events that occur around us on a daily basis.  If you let terrorism be one of those triggers, the insane morons have won.  Easy for me to say I know, believe it or not, I do have a heart, emotion, triggers too and control.

I was watching a segment on BBC television three years, regarding the killing of the soldier and two eminent professors made some simplistic statements that I have always have rolling around in my head.  To some they are stock answers on terrorist attacks and the feelings of people.

A simple one is:

You are much more likely to be struck by lightning than killed by a terrorist.  (Might need to ask golfer, Lee Trevino that question)

The jihadist is wanting and succeeding to instill fear by a dreadful attack on the human race and by any means that brings the attention of groups, individuals and importantly, the media.

Making the front page of the local rag and #1 story of the local evening news on television is the goal.  We humans, bow to their wishes, each and every time.

fear factor

Main Entry: fear factor 

Part of Speech: n
Definition: the extent to which a person's fear keeps them from doing something; any feeling of fear that prevents an action 

In the November, 2001, I completed a series of How to Reduce the Fear Factor and Increase the Comfort Zone lectures and seminars in the United States.  Massively successful and addressed many audiences of Public Safety and Corporate America.  Never had we addressed this issue before, as no one believed it could every happen in their lifetime.


All security has, and rightfully so, concentrated on the explosive and the gun as the weapon of choice of the jihadist.  Technology and sophistication of bomb making and being able to beat the system of detection devices, from the simplest, the canine nose to the extreme of technology, electronic sniffers and x-ray devices.

Killing has come full circle once more.  The knife, a simple piece of steel that is so cold in the killing of another human being.  They say history repeats itself and we never learn from our mistakes.  Complacency is always the underlying factor and we are extremely good at letting down our guard in times of need.

The CommSmart Global Group is embarking on a new series of seminars next year to bring to Public Safety departments and Corporate America, the need to be communicating from within and setting higher standards for leadership and understanding.

We must never forget those that have laid down their lives for us to live today.  We must remove the fear factor and increase our comfort zones, one and all.

Reports over the years have told us: 

In the years after the 9/11 attacks in America and the 2005 London bombings, there was fevered speculation that Al Qaeda might soon belabour the West with biological or even nuclear weapons.

Our forefathers who braved two World Wars and the Cold War would be bewildered and, I think, dismayed that such an action could generate such turmoil.

The spectre of an ‘enemy within’ is bound to be more disturbing than any foreign threat.

While most Muslims wholeheartedly condemn the killers, we know from bleak experience that a significant minority will tell opinion pollsters they actually endorse what was done.

We must nonetheless sustain a sense of perspective. Racially aggravated murders, claiming victims of all races, have been taking place for many years.”

It will go on, unless we increase our comfort zones and stop the madness…
WE are in the NOW and
KEEP YOU; in the KNOW…

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