Police Foundation Creates Center for Mass Violence Response Studies

The Center for Mass Violence Response Studies, which will prepare public safety, government, school, business and community leaders to think critically about mass violence events, which will help them develop and implement comprehensive prevention, response and recovery strategies.

National Zoo to Improve Fencing, Perimeter Security

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Visitor Access and Secure Fencing Project proposal includes the installation of additional fencing, scheduled to begin in 2019. The proposal is currently before the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) for approval.

Las Vegas Lawsuit Raises Security Liability Questions

On July 16, 2018; MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay Casino & Hotel, filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 Las Vegas mass shooting victims in an effort to avoid liability in legal actions related to the gunman who opened fire on an outdoor concert from his Mandalay Bay suite on Oct. 1, 2017, killing 58 concertgoers and injuring hundreds of others.

1 in 3 U.S. Parents Fears for Their Child's Safety While at School

An annual PDK poll finds that parents lack strong confidence that schools can protect their children against school shootings but favor armed police, mental health screenings, and metal detectors more than arming teachers to protect their children.

Q&A: Best Practices for International Business Travel

As globalization and connectivity impacts businesses worldwide, international business travelers face a wide range of risks, many of which they can bring home with them. However, these threats aren’t always understood by the average traveler. So what threats are facing international business travelers this year, and how can enterprises communicate those risks and policies effectively? We asked Chris Duvall, Senior Director at The Chertoff Group, to share some of his insights and best practices.

How Security Professionals Can Help Create Positive School Memories

If we want today’s children to look back on their school days as more than just a time of “Run, Hide, Fight” training, lockdowns and lectures on the potential dangers of online behavior, school systems need to institute security measure that will create safer learning environments without making schools feel like prisons.

Sports Security Leaders Share Resilience Strategies at NCS4 Conference

Hundreds of sports security professionals met last week in Louisville, Kentucky, for the 9th Annual NCS4 Conference, where they tested new technology, networked, discussed situational awareness techniques and honored industry professionals who go above and beyond to ensure their venues and events stay safe.