Municipal Security


California City Hires Private Security Guards to Patrol Parks

California City Hires Private Security Guards to Patrol Parks

According to officials, the need for more patrols at local parks was putting too much stress on the Fresno Police Department. The city chose to hire private security to decrease the demand on Fresno PD.

Louisiana Prison to Undergo $1 Million Security Upgrade

Louisiana Prison to Undergo $1 Million Security Upgrade

Bossier, La. maximum-security prison to undergo sweeping security upgrades

Addressing Heightened Threats

Addressing Heightened Threats

The attack on a Jewish institution comes amidst unprecedented year-over-year increases in anti-Semitic incidents and hate crimes directed against the Jewish community in North America.

Baton Rouge Subdivision Increases Security After Murder

Baton Rouge Subdivision Increases Security After Murder

The Sherwood Forest subdivision in Baton Rouge, La., is increasing security following a murder in the area. Last month, a 57-year-old woman was shot and killed while dropping off a friend in the neighborhood and the killer is still at large, according to the police.

Minneapolis Police Considering Purchasing Super Bowl LII Surveillance Cameras

Minneapolis Police Considering Purchasing Super Bowl LII Surveillance Cameras

MPD is looking into purchasing the surveillance cameras Verizon installed for the Super Bowl over a year ago.

Jacksonville to Upgrade Surveillance with High-Tech Crime Fighting Tools

Jacksonville to Upgrade Surveillance with High-Tech Crime Fighting Tools

Jacksonville, Fla. is looking to upgrade their surveillance with advanced technology such as gunshot detection.

Connecticut Park Increases Security with Gates Surveillance Cameras

Connecticut Park Increases Security with Gates Surveillance Cameras

Local park sees security increase following costly renovations.

Woman Dead after Shooting at Tennessee Dentist Office

Woman Dead after Shooting at Tennessee Dentist Office

According to Sheriff Jeff Cassidy, the suspect—the victim’s husband—entered the dentist office and shot his wife. The suspect was shot by a bystander with a carry permit, who held him down until authorities arrived.



Wisconsin Officials Consider Arming Courthouse Guards

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Wisconsin Officials Consider Arming Courthouse Guards

Brent Sutherland, director of facilities management for Rock Co., said that the idea of arming the guards was proposed by Global Security Services, which supplies guards for the courthouse.

City, University Police Urge Citizens to Take Extra Caution after Incidents

City, University Police Urge Richmond Citizens to Take Extra Caution after Incidents

After multiple incidents in Richmond, Kentucky, both Richmond and Eastern Kentucky University police are urging area residents to take extra caution. The warnings follow the death of a missing woman, Amanda Bailey, the ongoing search for another woman, Savannah Spurlock, and a reported sexual assault near EKU’s campus.

City of San Antonio Plans to Open First Security Operations Center

City of San Antonio Plans to Open First Security Operations Center

The city expects to share the new center with CPS Energy, San Antonio Water System and VIA Metropolitan Transit, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. For security purposes, the organizations’ data streams would be kept separate.

Florida City Council Considers Convenience Store Security Ordinance

Florida City Council Considers Convenience Store Security Ordinance

The Fort Myers City Council has begun discussion of enforcing a city ordinance requiring security guard presence at convenience stores. The ordinance is in place, but is not being enforced at this time.

Cabling our Government

Cabling our Government

The government commands a lot of information in data centers, local municipalities, homeland security, health, and every touch that governments have with private citizens and companies. The data can be classified, private and public-facing as in forms.

Massachusetts Library Hires Retired Police to Patrol

Massachusetts Library Hires Retired Police to Patrol

Trustees’ spokesperson Tracy Davis said that at least one officer will be on duty during all times the library is open to the public. Davis said that the security schedules are coordinated to provide officer coverage for all 59 ½ hours of the library’s weekly schedule.

Philadelphia City Hall Adds Security Measures

Philadelphia City Hall Adds Security Measures

Philadelphia City Hall installed an X-ray machine and metal detector at its entrance during the holidays, according to KYW Newsradio 1060.

Ohio County Plans to Increase Courthouse Security

Ohio County Plans to Increase Courthouse Security

Rural Ohio County works to increase security at courthouse.

Police Department Rolls Out New Security Initiative Against Property Theft

Police Department Rolls Out New Security Initiative Against Property Theft

The “9 PM” Routine reminds people to lock their cars and homes and to secure their valuables. These easy steps can help citizens protect their belongings.

Central Maui Shopping Center Ups Security after Recent Assaults

Central Maui Shopping Center Ups Security after Recent Assaults

Within days of the attacks, QKC added video surveillance cameras to the food court and south wing restroom hallways. The center has also hired additional security staff to patrol those areas.

At Least Five Dead in Shooting at Florida Bank

At Least Five Dead in Shooting at Florida Bank

Sebring police and Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene, where the suspect had barricaded himself in the SunTrust bank.

Alabama Parks Get Security Improvements

Alabama Parks Get Security Improvements

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