Safety & Security: Facility Security
Landing Zones Around Climbing Walls Get Their Due
by Emily Attwood April 2015
Climbing walls have become nearly as common as recreation centers on college campuses across the country, and the prevalence of public facilities dedicated to the sport has led to a generation of climbers for whom the walls and facilities built a decade ago just aren't cutting it any more. As facility operators look to revamp their existing walls to appeal to a more discerning consumer base — or to merely add the amenity — they're thinking more about the various aspects of a functional climbing destination.
Park Increasing Security Patrols During Summer
by Rachel Alexander April 2015
When Riverfront Park tested 24/7 security coverage for about six weeks last summer, the cost to repair vandalism dropped from $44 to less than $13 per day.
Coach Accused of Gunfire During Game Surrenders
by Vinny Vella, Daily News Staff Writer April 2015
A Delaware County man accused of shooting more than hoops during a weekend basketball game in Kingsessing claims that his gunfire was in self-defense.
Coach Fires Gun at Opposing Coach at Philly Rec Center
by Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer April 2015
A 26-year-old basketball coach fired at another coach during a teenage basketball game Saturday afternoon at a Southwest Philadelphia recreation center, police said.
Tennessee House: Guns OK in Any Local Park
by Richard Locker, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) March 2015
The state House of Representatives approved a bill Monday night that would allow people with handgun-carry permits to go armed in any local park in Tennessee, regardless of local ordinances banning them.
Organized Fights at Sports Complex Concern Residents
by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015
Residents in a Mississippi town are concerned about their safety and that of other park-users after a planned fight occurred at a sports complex, leading to the arrests of four women.
On March 6, police arrived at Goldin Sports Complex in Gulfport to find a large group of people brawling. The crowd dispersed once police arrived, however footage the fight was posted on various social media sites, which allowed police to identify the four women who were primarily involved.
Packing Activists Rally Against 'Gun-Free Zone' in Parks
by MORGAN ZALOT; Daily News Staff Writer March 2015
The specter of people openly toting guns several yards from a kids' jungle gym isn't something you see every day.
Video: Gameday Security, a New Brand from Athletic Business
by AB Staff March 2015
Just what is Gameday Security? Who does it reach? What topics are covered? As we launch this new brand, we answer all those questions in this video.
New Rules Inevitable as Drone Sales, Usage Take Off
by Chicago Daily Herald March 2015
Privacy and safety concerns are prompting a gust of proposed state and federal rules and regulations in 2015 that may bring the drone phenomenon down to earth. Or not.
Police Reviewing Locker Room Video in Theft Case
by DAVID HENCH Staff Writer March 2015
Portland police are reviewing surveillance video taken inside the Cross Insurance Arena as they try to determine who got into a visitors locker room and stole $1,000 from the Medomak Valley High School boys' basketball team as they practiced last week.