French Commander Killed in Home: How Police Can Protect Themselves From Being a Target
Yesterday, a French police commander and his partner, who also worked for the police, were killed in their home by an assailant who claimed ties to the terrorist group ISIS. According to The Guardian, the attacker entered the house and held the two officers and their three-year-old son hostage. French police stormed the house and killed the assailant, but found the commander and his partner dead. The couple’s son was found alive.
This horrific case highlights the growing need for police officers to protect their private information and minimize the amount of personal information available on the Internet. American Military University has hosted several popular webinars on the issue of doxing as part of its Law Enforcement Webinar Series. Doxing is the search for and publishing of private or identifying information about a particular individual on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.
This webinar covers the steps officers can take to remove identifiable information about themselves and their family members from sites like SPOKEO, PIPL, Google Earth, Whitepages and more.
The severity of the case in France motivated AMU to make this webinar open and accessible to all police officers. Please take the time to watch this webinar and follow the steps to remove your private information. The process is not easy and it is time-consuming, but it is worth protecting, or at least deterring, a malicious attack on another officer and his or her family.
Doxing: How Officers Can Protect Themselves
Presented by James Deater, American Military University
Some of the information in this webinar is included in the article, When Officers Become the Target: How to Protect Yourself from Doxing.
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