Municipal Security


Wisconsin Officials Consider Arming Courthouse Guards

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.

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.

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.

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

ecognition in GovSec, our government security print publication published by Security Today

Chicago Transit Authority Upgrades Security Cameras Following Crime Spike

Chicago Transit Authority Upgrades Security Cameras Following Crime Spike

A significant increase in crime surrounding Chicago's rail system leads to upgraded surveillance cameras.

Cedar Falls Increasing Safety Measures in Nightlife Area Following Recent Shooting

Cedar Falls Increasing Safety Measures in Nightlife Area Following Recent Shooting

Cedar Falls, Iowa, plans to increase security in a popular nightlife area after a recent shooting.

At Least Four Injured in German Vehicular Attack

At Least Four Injured in German Vehicular Attack

According to German police, the suspect rammed his car into a crowded pedestrian area in Bottrop, Germany, shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Indiana City to Install Surveillance Cameras to Government Building

Indiana City to Install Surveillance Cameras to Government Buildings

Columbus, Ind. is adding surveillance cameras to its Department of Public Works building.

Tennessee Courthouses See Security Boost Thanks to New Funding

Tennessee Courthouses See Security Boost Thanks to New Funding

Courthouses in Tennessee will receive funding to increase security.

Indiana County Implements Surveillance Camera Program

Indiana County Implements Surveillance Camera Program

Project Guardian is funded by money seized from drug dealers. Schalk believes the program will help deter criminals and prevent illicit activity in the county’s parks.

Massachusetts Police Ask Residents to Share Security Camera Footage

Massachusetts Police Ask Residents to Share Security Camera Footage

After a resident has registered with the department, Brookline Police will only ask to see their video footage if the department is investigating specific crimes that took place in the resident’s neighborhood.

Virginia Churches Update Security Measures

Virginia Churches Update Security Measures

“An off-duty police officer in uniform,” Fr. Steve DeLeon said. "It's sad. It’s supposed to be a place of worship where everybody should feel safe, but I think we are living in different times."

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