Every Tuesday on WCHE 1520 AM, Donna Saul interviews different people on her talk show Chamber Chatter. On September 22, one of our speakers, Paul Viollis was a guest on the show and discussed current issues facing our society. Paul has dedicated his career to the protection of our country and is an expert in all aspects of security. Donna and Paul talked about several current security topics that will surprise many people.
Donna and Paul discussed where the line is between security protecting or over-protecting the public. Using his expertise, Paul explained that balance is key. Everything has to be in moderation. No one wants to feel like their freedom is compromised, while it also isn’t safe for protection to be too loose.
One important security topic that was discussed was the precautions that cities take before an event occurs. In preparation for the Pope visiting, Philadelphia shut down streets days in advance. Some listeners felt that this was unnecessary. This precautionary measure was affecting many people’s everyday lives. Paul insightfully shared that not all protective measures people will understand. Many times, things come down to what the public may not know. For example, security may have gotten information that put the city at a certain risk level. This information is not publicized, but the risk still exists. There is zero margin for error, so many public safety officials feel it is necessary to take the extra precautions. In the eyes of security, everything must be balanced on probability of the threat. If there is a great enough risk, the event will be cancelled.
For more everyday outings, such as going to the mall or movies, Paul shared that there is a low probability risk for danger. Paul said it is more important for people to be aware of personalities, not a certain person. He explained that a hypothetical red flag at an airport could be a person who is pacing, sweating, and acting erratic. It is important for people to be aware of their surroundings in case of an emergency.
Paul will also be sharing his insights about security on his new TV show, “The Security Brief with Paul Viollis.” It will be airing on cable within the next couple of weeks, and launch on national syndication on December 21, 2015. The show is hosted by Paul and begins with a dramatic, true crime story. Each episode dissects one case using victims and clues to explain the timeline of events. Every episode there is a solution to the crime, ending the show on an educational note.
Each week, Donna has new guests, educating her audiences on varying current topics. To listen to this episode of Chamber Chatter,click here. To learn more about booking Paul for an event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-687-1116.
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