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Failure is not an option

May 2009
Sykes Group Protective Services Bulletin
"Failure is not an Option"

In The News

This MEMORIAL DAY don't forget to Honor all those who have served and who are currently serving our country!


The Art of Not Getting Hit

Having studied traditional martial arts for nearly a quarter century, I've been exposed to more ways to block a punch than I could possibly remember. Of the dozens of blocks I practiced so diligently over the years, there aren't many I'd bet on when the fists start flying for real. While no one has ever won a fight or taken a suspect into custody with a purely defensive response, it would be foolish to assume there isn't a need for defensive tactics. Clearly, being able to block or parry an incoming strike is... read more

What You Really Need

There are an increasing number of articles in the various "police" magazines, touting various tools that police officers supposedly need to do their jobs. Of course, it is no coincidence that the makers of these "necessities" have full page ads in close proximity to the articles, but hey, that's just business. Law Officer Magazine believes that you need to make objective judgments about what you really need to do your job and succeed. In fact, this article was prompted when another publication claimed that, if you were to be a "real operator", you had to carry their featured custom pistol. The fact that it cost over $3,000 should be no obstacle, because ""real operators"" more

Toxic Agent Offers Real-World Response Skills Training

The man-made threat facing America and the international community is real. Reports indicate terrorists are seeking opportunities to use Chemical, Biological and Radiological methods that will result in death and disrupt daily operations.

How long will it take before terrorists have Weapons of Mass Destruction? The answer isn't clear. But preparing emergency response personnel to meet the threat head-on starts at the COBRATF--the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility in Anniston, Ala. But for responders who have trained there, it's simply the COBRA

The COBRA is operated by the Center for Domestic Preparedness, a federal training facility under the leadership more

The Evolution of Security Threat Groups into the Twenty-First Century - Part I

It is hard to believe that it has been almost thirty years since the first “formal” Gang Intelligence Units were formed. Through the years, Gang Intelligence Units have developed the knowledge, skills, and abilities to manage Security Threat Groups within correctional institutions.

As the influence of ‘formal’ prison gangs and other groups became clear to correctional professionals, they initiated gang management techniques. They gained gang intelligence and disseminated it to the administration and line staff; they monitored housing and working assignments of gang members; and, they identified and validated gang members and leaders.

It was the Gang Intelligence Units that “coined” the term “Security Threat Groups.” It became clear to the Gang Intelligence Units that more more

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Sykes Group LLC
Sykes Group LLC
Law Enforcement/Security Training & Consulting
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S.I., NY 10305 – USA

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