Editor's Note

Focus on Protection

Good business is about partnerships. Our cover story in this issue comes from Jeff Huggins who has written about different examples of not only keeping people secure, but also offering protection.

Huggins writes, “We need to engage more creatively with the communities we serve.” One of the more interesting facets of his personal experience is his involvement with the USO for more than 21 years. Any member of the military that has had substantial deployment time understands the helping hand that the USO truly is.

This is a fascinating story, and I’m sure you’ll find it to your liking.

We all know that big cities are rife with crime. It is; however, smaller communities that get the overflow of criminals seeking a safe haven. Milestone’s Courtney Dillon Pedersen writes a case study about the village of Manteno. The city is just south of Chicago where crime is prevalent and perpetrators hit the road after the dastardly deed.

Police in Manteno are notified that there has been a crime and have deployed video surveillance for forensic purposes as a way to monitor cars in the area.

Also in this issue, Greg Hamm of Delta Scientific writes about a way to stop a terrorist from leaving the roadway and crashing into dozens of pedestrians. Cities have used barriers to cordon off sidewalks, popular congregation areas and soft targets. Remember when a lone wolf terrorist used a vehicle along the Hudson River Park’s path in Lower Manhattan? He rammed the vehicle into more than a dozen people; killing eight.

The answer to this situation, and others like it, has been a crash-tested portable bollard system.

Inside this issue, you’ll find countless ideas and tips on how to improve security in the public sector, but also the opportunity to count your partnerships and engage more creatively within the communities that you serve.

This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Security Today.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is the Publisher of Security Today magazine.

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