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Robert  Allen - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

Robert Allen Robert  Allen

Professor | Tulane University

New Orleans, LA, UNITED STATES

Robert is an expert in the fields of security, intelligence and law enforcement.

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School Safety Tips for Parents - Tulane SoPA Protecting your children while they are online

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Biography

Robert has a significant work history in the security, intelligence, and law enforcement fields. This includes service in the United Nations Police Mission in the Balkans, and the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Mission in Israel and Afghanistan. Also, a previous assignment to the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and Operation Iraq Freedom. His law enforcement experience includes service with the Jefferson Parish District Attorney and Sheriff's Office, and the Port of New Orleans and Slidell Police Departments. Currently, he is the Law Enforcement Intel Officer for Marine Forces North and a Public Affairs Officer in the LA Army National Guard.

Robert has received his Associate’s Degree in Intelligence Operations Studies from Cochise College in Arizona. He graduated from Loyola University (La.) with a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Social Science and a minor in Criminal Justice. Also, he has completed a Master’s Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management at Webster University in Missouri.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Military Policies

Law Enforcement

Security Management

Emergency Management

Intelligence and Counter Intelligence

Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection

Education (2)

Webster University: M.A., Business/Organizational Security Management

Loyola University: B.A., Social Science/Criminal Justice

Media Appearances (7)

Protecting your children while they are online

WUSA90  online

2018-09-25

Security specialist and Tulane University Adjunct Professor Robert Allen joins Eyewitness Morning News to talk about how to protect your children online.

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How to Spot a Suspicious Package

4WWL  online

2018-10-26

Security and Terrorism Expert with Tulane University, Robert Allen, has all the signs that you should look for when it comes to suspicious packages.

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Talking to your child about school safety

WDSU 6  online

2018-08-13

School is back in session and now is the time to talk to children about safety. Some of the advice from safety experts include talking about school safety procedures with children, creating safety plans with children and keeping an open dialogue with children and school administrators.

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How effective are bulletproof backpacks

4WWL  online

2018-08-07

How effective are bulletproof backpacks?

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Local security expert says random nature of Austin bombings is 'scariest part'

FOX 8  online

2018-03-20

The first three bombs were inside packages and left on doorsteps, but the latest device was left on the side of the road and was triggered by a trip wire. Unlike the previous explosions, the latest victims were two white men. "Totally random, totally indiscriminate. That's the scary part," said Robert Allen, a Tulane University professor of domestic and international terrorism. Allen says he's very concerned by what's happening in Austin. "This is extremely dangerous. I think this guy, I don't think he's impulsive, but I think he is very methodical, I think he's very intelligent i.e. Ted Kacinski, the Unabomber. He's not dumb in any sense of the word," said Allen...

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Police Response to Active Shooting

4WWL  online

2018-02-15

Tulane professor Robert Allen talks about how police are responding to these active shooter situations, and how their tactics have changed since columbine in 1999.

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Addressing Security Concerns at Large Events

4WWL  online

2017-10-03

The Las Vegas mass shooting brings up the issue of gun control but also of safety at large events. Tulane professor of domestic and international terrorism Robert Allen talks about securing outdoor concerts and hotels...

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Research Focus (6)

Mass Causality Events

Church leaders debate security after Texas mass shooting

2018-08-23

Church leaders debate security after Texas mass shooting.

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Mass Causality Events

French Quarter shooting raises questions about a bystander's role

2017-05-31

Robert Allen, a military and law enforcement veteran with decades of experience and now a professor at Tulane University's School of Emergency and Securities Studies, says those not qualified to intervene shouldn't. "That's a very tough judgment call because there are people who want to get involved and do the right thing and help and then there's people who don't want to get involved and step back and start videoing things," Allen said.

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Mass Causality Events

Escape, survival would have been 'nearly impossible' without Capitol Police

2017-06-14

Rep. Steve Scalise's police detail prevented what could have been a massacre in Virginia Wednesday morning.

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Terrorism Incidents

Motive behind NYC terror attack remains unclear

2017-11-01

Tulane security expert surprised vehicle attack hasn't happened sooner in U.S.

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Active Shooters

Addressing Security Concerns at Large Events

2017-10-03

The Las Vegas mass shooting brings up the issue of gun control but also of safety at large events. Tulane professor of domestic and international terrorism Robert Allen talks about securing outdoor concerts and hotels.

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Active Shooters

NOPD doesn't believe I-10 shootings are related as concerns rise

2017-07-10

But as some take caution or avoid I-10, we spoke with Robert Allen for insight. Allen spent years as an investigator for several police agencies across the country; he now teaches at Tulane University's School of Emergency and Security Studies. "It's quite a coincidence that you've had that many over a timeline," he said.

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