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About justwrite15

Dave's column has run in multiple small town newspapers across the U.S., in Nebraska, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas,where Dave has been able to entice personal friends and editors to run his social commentary. His column has also been picked up by www.coastalmonroe.com. It has appeared in newspapers since 1998, and began in response to one of the school shootings so depressingly familiar in America. His commentary has morphed into a weekly offering of humor, insights and advice on how to find sanity in an insane world.

An Ode to Jon Sargent: Heading Away while still Shining the Spotlight

Jon Sargent retired from Tyco April 14. That news saddened us at SIAC when Jon made the announcement. Not only does the electronic security industry lose an industrious, smart, insightful individual who GETS THINGS DONE repeatedly to advance the interests … Continue reading

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Permit Fees Down, Fines Up in San Diego

Permit fees are going down in San Diego. But fines for false dispatches are going up. That’s one way for a city to take a strong step to get reductions in unnecessary alarm activations. SIAC supports what San Diego is … Continue reading

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Salute to Scott Goldfine as 12th Annual PDQ Award Contest Opens

It’s hard to believe, we know, but this year marks the 12th year for the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. Who would have thought support would run this long and strong?   Certainly, Scott Goldfine over at Security Sales & … Continue reading

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An Open Letter of Support from Yuba City, California

To our readers:   Original letter to SIAC’s Ron Walters from Shirley Johnson of the Yuba City (CA) Police Department:   Ron,   As an attendee of the SAAC meeting on February 23rd, I was very impressed with the presentation.  … Continue reading

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The ESA Recruiting Toolkit

One of the items that struck our attention at ESA’s just-completed Leadership Summit in Tampa, FL, was a recruiting toolkit that they’ve put online for companies in the security industry. Every year, one of the big issues that come up … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania County Goes Live with ASAP

The first county in Pennsylvania has gone live with the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). Bucks County joined the growing list of localities choosing to automate their dispatch processing for alarm signals. It’s an important program that helps improve alarm … Continue reading

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St. Cloud, Florida Gets 67% Reduction in Alarm Dispatches with Model Ordinance

St. Cloud, FL recently released statistics showing that is had reduced alarm dispatches by 67 percent using the Model Ordinance. That’s not news to us, because SIAC and other committed organizations, companies and associations in the electronic security industry have … Continue reading

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