“Smash and grab” robberies targeting a wide variety of businesses and organizations and items are becoming almost epidemic. There is one basic security measure that could be put in place and immediately stop the majority of these attacks: bollards and barriers.
The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article, “Stop, Thief!” in a special section for small businesses.
I read this short article about what small businesses should do when an employee commits a theft and is caught, and then I re-read it again because I wasn’t sure I read any good advice.
By Jeffrey Hawkins
The issue of armed private security personnel and their level of training and oversight has long been an issue discussed within the physical security industry. On Dec. 10 the issue sparked mainstream attention when CNN released its report: Armed guards lack training and oversight -- with deadly consequences. This year-long investigation examined licensing and training standards of armed guards in the United States.
By Jeffrey Hawkins
We witnessed another rapidly escalating violent confrontation in one of our schools this week when a high school student attacked a security officer, school staff, and fellow students with two knives, leaving 21 people injured, two critically.
Fortunately, as of this writing, no one has died. However, the injuries and trauma experienced by those involved will impact them, and their loved ones for the rest of their lives.
By Matt Loux
Faculty Member, Security Management at American Military University
Large international events such as the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil cause a myriad of security concerns. The World Cup security plan is set to include about 170,000 security members with a cost of nearly $800 million dollars. In planning for such events, we cannot forget the Munich 1972 and Atlanta 1996 Olympic tragedies and the ongoing risks of terrorist attacks.
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About Private Security & Education
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- Three Security Measures That May Have Minimized or Prevented the Aurora, CO Shooting July 23, 2012
- Arming Private Security and the On-Going Debate May 21, 2012
- Back to Security Basics: Why Every Business Needs Bollards and Barriers January 30, 2015
- Bad Advice on Employee Theft Cases for Small Businesses January 26, 2015
- Arming Private Security Officers: Failures and Responsibilities December 16, 2014
- Mixed Messages During A Violent School Incident April 11, 2014
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