Parents can’t afford to let their guard down when it comes to their children’s safety

I was very fortunate last night to have been able to attend a presentation in Richmond by the well known Criminal and Behavioral Profiler, Dr. Clinton Van Zandt.
Dr. Van Zandt adressed a dinner which was organized by the Private Investigators Association of Virgina. Attendees were kept spell bound by inside sories involving the Jon Bennet Ramsey murder, The Unibomber, The Beltway Snipers and more.

Last month I was also fortunate to have been able to hear Col. Dave Grossman speak eloquently and passionately about the tragic school shootings in which he has been called in to assist educators and parents understand. One thing is clear from listening to both men, parents need to be ever mindful of the fact that they are their children’s protectors. They are the sheepdogs, ever on the lookout for marauding wolves.

If you are a parent, or an educator or a security professional, I strongly urge you to read up on the teachings of these learned men and jump at the opportunity to hear them live if at all possible. I personally guarantee you that you will not be disappointed.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good statements, John. I heard Clint Van Zand’s talk, and he is a interesting and fascinating speaker. People should check Van Zandt’s site at He has a free DVD for parents teaching about predators and children.

    Bill Lowrance
    President PIAVA

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