Tag: law enforcement

How Security Professionals Can Combat Retail Crime

I have seen first-hand customers quickly pushing shopping carts full of unpaid merchandise out of a store’s door, purposefully not scanning all their items at self-checkout registers, and concealing merchandise and walking out without paying. Retail security professionals will certainly agree and understand that the issue of theft in retail stores is a constant struggle. […]

TSA Hosts Training Event for Security Canines and Handlers

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Indiana Explosive Detection Canine Program recently hosted its sixth-annual Multi-Agency K9 Training Event. More than 50 handlers and their dogs representing TSA and law enforcement agencies participated in the training, which was held at Avon Middle School North in Avon, Ind., on Oct. 21. This year’s location offered new learning […]

Securing Properties Against Halloween Hijinks and Crime

As trick-or-treaters get ready to eerily descend into neighborhoods for Halloween, security professionals should understand how their properties might be just as vulnerable as a camp counselor in the Friday the 13th movie franchise and how to better protect them. Halloween shenanigans can include trespassing, toilet papering, egging, and pelting a facility with pumpkins, as […]

Homeland Security Debuts First Fully Electric Law Enforcement Vehicle for Its Fleet

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) became the first federal agency to debut a battery electric vehicle (EV) fitted for performing law enforcement functions at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Cheltenham, Md. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first of a variety of EVs DHS plans to field across its varied law […]

MTA Installing Security Cameras in All NYC Subway Cars

In an effort to both increase safety and bring more riders back to the nation’s largest subway system, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be installing security cameras in every New York City subway train car and at over 100 subway stations, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Sept. 22. The move comes in […]

Workplace Homicides Peaked in 1994, Report Shows

On July 21, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced the release of a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the BJS, and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) titled “Indicators of Workplace Violence, 2019” (NCJ 250748; NIOSH 2022-124). According to the report, workplace homicides […]

Ohio Awards $47M for School Security Upgrades

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced more than 1,000 K-12 schools across Ohio will receive state assistance to pay for security upgrades that enhance the safety of students and staff. While speaking at the Ohio School Safety Summit on Aug. 2, DeWine said 1,183 schools in 81 counties will receive nearly $47 million in grant funding as […]

Faces of Security: Scott Ashworth from Overtime Elite

Like many security professionals, Scott Ashworth began his career in law enforcement before transitioning to corporate security. Now, Ashworth is Head of Security for Overtime Elite (OTE), a new sports league that aims to offer high school basketball stars a different path to the NBA. Backed by major investors such as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, rapper […]

DHS Expects ‘More Dynamic’ U.S. Threat Environment in Coming Months

In the wake of several high-profile violent attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its latest National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.  This is the sixth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the current one that expired June 7. It outlines top threat factors […]

FBI Report Shows ‘Upward Trend’ in Active Shooting Incidents

In 2021, the FBI designated 61 shootings in the U.S. as active shooter incidents, according to a new report from the federal law enforcement agency. In these incidents, 103 people were killed and 140 wounded, excluding the shooters. For the period 2017-2021, active shooter incident data reveals an upward trend. The number of active shooter […]