Sullivan County Sheriff’s officials said Joshua DiMeo was arrested on April 1 when he went to the home of a 13-year-old female victim with the intention of having sexual contact and when he knocked on the door, he was greeted by detectives.
Sheriff’s Chief of Patrol Arthur Hawker said Wednesday that DiMeo had allegedly engaged in sexual contact with one 13-year-old female student of on more than one occasion and had planned on having contract with another 13-year-old when he was arrested at her house.
Police, armed with a warrant, searched DiMeo’s 112 Carrier Street home later and seized computers, cell phones and a digital camera as the investigation continues.
In once instance, Hawker said DiMeo emailed a photo of a genital area to one girl.
Hawker said it is believe no other children were involved.
DiMeo was charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor in the first degree, a felony, and the misdemeanors of sexual abuse in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a minor.
He was arraigned and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail without bail.
Village of Liberty Police developed the information and turned it over to the Sheriff Office when they realized the crime may have occurred outside the village. Sheriff’s detectives quickly established DiMeo was in contact with the victim via text messages on her cell phone and by instant messages on Facebook. In the course of communicating with one victim, he asked if he could come to her home.
Hawker said DiMeo’s relative is an administrator at the school, but had no involvement in the case.
Chaplains On Call added to membership benefits http://www.privateofficer.com
Charlotte NC. July 20 2008
We already offer the best entry level and advanced security training of any security organization or security training school, Mike Matthews, Senior Vice President of NAPO said on Friday. We go beyond the mandatory state requirements and we train private officers in many other areas of the private security industry besides the standard observe and report scenarios. We want the private officer to know what their authority is, how to respond to the many situations that they are going to encounter on a daily basis and to what extent they should respond to those incidents.
Guards are not guards anymore McCann said. Look around and you’ll see that their duties are vast and varied and we have private officers conducting law enforcement type duties patrolling city blocks, issuing parking tickets, standing watch at the most valuable resources in the nation, securing airports, nuclear plants, providing mobile incident and alarm response and guarding industrial businesses just to name a few. It’s not the same job as 20 years ago and that’s what we want employers and contract agencies, law enforcement and the general public to realize. With these added responsibilities comes the need for better training, equipment, pay, benefits and services McCann continued.
Starting Monday, July 21st we have contracted with Chaplains On Call, a Charlotte North Carolina Chaplain Agency, (firstname.lastname@example.org) to provide emergency chaplaincy services to our members. This service will include counselors for stress, domestic violence, grief, incident situations or anything that the member needs assistance with. The chaplains will provide confidential services and be a great source of referral and resources for a wide range of needs. The initial service will be offered via telephone and internet contact but Chaplains On Call also have a network in many parts of the U.S. and they will be able to refer individuals to area chaplains or other resources on a case by case basis.
FREE SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING http://www.privateofficer.com
Atlanta GA July 9 2008
I think by now most of the world knows and would agree that many security officers are under trained and that many security agencies and “in-house” security departments do a poor job of offering any real training.
Because of low pay, officers can not personally afford to seek out the expensive and often times out of reach training that is readily available to security managers and supervisors through a number of private companies.
Thus, a dilemma continues to exist for the security officer who really want to step up their game and are looking for ways of securing better training to enhance their security career.
We have several easy and free ways that security officers can begin to obtain training in areas of first-aid, law enforcement, laws, police techniques and more.
First- A very inexpensive way to start is by taking a CPR and first aid course available at the American Red Cross for about $30.00.
The new course also includes using the AED, Automated External Defibrillator.
This basic course will prepare you for most filed emergency medical situations and help you to stabilize and injured person until paramedics arrive on scene.
Certification will also be a feather in cap when you are applying for certain security positions and will help you to be worth more to a company.
You can also go a step further an take an EMT, Emergency Medical Technician class for about $100.00.
Another great way to further you rescue, emergency services and fire suppression skills is to join a neighborhood volunteer rescue or fire department.
Most states now require volunteers to undergo similar training and certification as full time firefighters and volunteer departments now offer certified training courses as a firefighter, rescue technician, hazmat specialist and so on.
This state certification training is offered FREE by the departments.
The only cost to you will be your time. which is a good and fair trade off. You spend one or two nights a week and end up being state certified.
To continue your free training, I strongly recommend join the volunteer rescue, EMS or fire department.
You’ll continue to update your skills, training and experience as you’re giving back to your community.
Why is this type of training necessary you ask?
In any field, whether you’re a police officer, an engineer, nurse or security officer, it’s all about knowledge and experience. The more that you know and the more certifications that you have under your belt, the more you are worth to a company. When you are looking for a career position, you’ll be able to market yourself as a trained and experienced professional security officer, not just an untrained hourly guard.
In preparation for a supervisory or management role within the security industry, you’ll need to take as many courses on a variety of relative subjects as possible.
This first-aid and fire suppression training is expected and necessary in many public safety positions such as colleges, school systems, shopping malls and industrial positions.
Another great way to get some free training is by going through the CERT training in your area. CERT, Civilian Emergency Response Team, which was a program that was revamped from the old civil defense after the 9/11 tragedy is a great course that trains about search and rescue, urban situations and disasters, first-aid and emergency response. Also upon completion of the course you’ll be issued a certificate, another great item for your resume.
Besides the great training, it’s also great fun!
Now that you have first-aid and CPR, search and rescue, fire suppression and emergency response training under your belt, you can look at taking additional law enforcement training.
A fantastic and free way of doing this is by undergoing the training offered through your local police or sheriff agency by attending their Citizen Police Academy. This 6-10 week course offers great insight and yes even great training in patrol, criminal law, emergencies, and law enforcement techniques and it’s absolutely FREE!
You’ll have a chance to participate in classroom and in field training including “ride-along”. It could also be the determining factor for you to become a police offcer!
And again, upon completion, you’ll be issued a certificate! Another great item for your resume!
You may also want to consider joining your local auxiliary or reserve police or sheriff force! This training which is state certified will give you police academy education and certification at no cost to you!
As I stated earlier, it’s fantastic training and it’s free but it’s also a great way for you to obtain in depth training and experience while giving back to your community. You will enjoy it and benefit from it and you’ll be able to use the training for your community as well as your security career.
Security officer specific training is also available for a small fee through three security associations.
The National Association of Private Officers, which offers free monthly training on their website (http://www.privateofficer.com/) or certification courses in three specific areas of security.
The N.A.P.O. also offers on location classroom and field training, weapons certification and other courses.
CD and interactive web training is also available.
The International Foundation of Protection Officers is another security association which offers training courses. The IFPO also offers certification courses and materials.
The largest and most recognized association is called the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and offers training and materials mostly geared toward management level personnel.
It also has a yearly conference and offers a certified protection professional course which is a designation that is accepted and recognized by many employers as well as government agencies.
The security industry is rapidly changing and there are many opportunities for advancement and a solid career should you choose this field. But as with any position, in order to make the income and hold the upper level positions, you must have training and experience.
If you are considering a career in the private security filed, I strongly recommend that you take advantage of the above listed training as well as any criminal justice courses or other classes available at your local community or technical college.
Homeland Security is still a hot topic in our field and any certification or degree in this area will also greatly enhance your career and your salary.
Should you have questions or need more information, you may write to me at email@example.com.
MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT-NAPO http://www.privateofficer.com
National Association Of Private Officers
Atlanta GA. June 28 2008
The National Association Of Private Officers, a professional association of private security officers, law enforcement, public safety personnel and supporters of law and order, is currently on a massive membership drive! WE NEED YOU!
The N.A.P.O. yearly dues are just $45.00 and as a member you get so many benefits!
As a member of the N.A.P.O. you will enjoy numerous benefits including a 10% discount on all items purchased at the Private Officer three on line stores, 10% discount on all training offered through the association, voting rights in the annual Officer of the Year Award ceremony, Officer Award Banquet, life insurance discounts, and a discount when you use AVIS or HERTZ car rental services!
As a member of the association you will also get a membership wall certificate, a member’s ID card for your wallet, and access to the entire network of training, tools, information and business opportunities and more benefits are being added!
The National Association of Private Officers is on the move and we have just added a new radio station in Atlanta, also available as an on line radio station, and we are working on launching an on demand video training library which will be available in late 2008 on our newly updated website, and we are also scheduling numerous national training seminars across the country!
The National Association Of Private Officers is also working on the brand new PRIVATE OFFICER monthly magazine expected to debut in late 2008 or early 2009!!
Where Does Our Dues Money Go?
N.A.P.O. has just applied for non-profit, 501-3-C status and all funds from membership are used to enhance training and also to support our 411 Tip program. This program offers a reward whenever a private security officer has been killed in the line of duty.
In June, a security officer was killed during a burglary in Augusta Georgia and N.A.P.O. offered a $2500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Those funds came from donations from our management team because funds were not available yet from N.A.P.O. to support such a substantial offer.
We will also be using membership dues to support our efforts in helping security officers who are injured in the line of duty.
N.A.P.O. is the only private security officer association in the world designed for the front line security officer!
PLEASE JOIN TODAY! Go to http://www.privateofficer.com!
Situational Response Training Scheduled This Week http://www.privateofficer.com
Atlanta Ga. June 14 2008
Starting on Sunday, June 15, 2008, The National Association Of Private Officers will sponsor a three part training session called Situational Response.
This training is designed to get the security officer thinking in advance of possible situations that could occur on their particular post, duty assignment or patrol and how they should respond to the incident.
The SSR training, although in an abbreviated fomrat will create awareness, stimulate the thought process and help in advance preperations for varied emergencies or incidents and give the Private Officer situational knowledge of the right and the wrong way to respond to these situations.