• Pilot Project to Improve Child Protection at Winnipeg Facilities

    by Takara Scott-Johnston November 2015

    The city of Winnipeg, Man., is partnering with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection on a pilot project to limit predators’ access to children at city facilities. The aim of this project is to prevent children from being molested or illegally videotaped while enjoying public facilities by training staff to identify hidden digital devices. It will also help employees recognize unusual behavior, who to report it to, and how to intervene.

  • Online Threat Leads to Enhanced Philips Arena Security

    by Tyler Estep November 2015

    A professional wrestling event at Atlanta's Philips Arena is one of several possible targets for attacks today by Islamic State terrorists, an online post purportedly tied to the cyberactivist group Anonymous claimed Saturday.

  • Vapor Wake Dogs Are Advancing Gameday Bomb Detection

    by Paul Steinbach November 2015

    The Chicago Cubs had already shut out the visiting San Francisco Giants, 2-0, on Aug. 9 when postgame stragglers were ordered to evacuate Wrigley Field. Chicago Police, who reportedly receive dozens of bomb threats every week, got word that Wrigley had been targeted and swarmed the ballpark with officers. Only after bomb-sniffing dogs had their run of the grounds was an "all clear" issued.

  • 'MNF' Protests Have Security Officials Looking for Answers

    by Tom Mahon November 2015

    You may have heard that a couple of protesters rappelled inside Bank of America Stadium during "Monday Night Football's" Colts at Panthers game.

  • FAA to Require Registration for Hobbyist Drone Operators

    by PAUL GUZZO Tribune staff October 2015

    Pilot sightings of drones have doubled since last year, some near manned aircraft and major sporting events.

  • Best Practices Guide Addresses High School Security Concerns

    by Dennis Van Milligen October 2015

    More than eight million students participate in interscholastic sports and afterschool programs annually, with approximately 336 million spectators attending those events. Threats, new and old, lurk around each corner, and for every athletic administrator tasked with providing a safe environment, the stakes have never been higher.

  • Vandals Damage Stadium Roof Lights

    by Richard Gootee 812-464-7431 / @ECP_Gootee October 2015

    A vandal, or group of vandals, recently damaged the lights on the roof at Bosse Field. The incident was discovered Tuesday morning and reported to police. No arrests have been made. Evansville Otters Vice President Bix Branson said it appears that whoever is responsible climbed onto the roof of the 100-year-old stadium and used an object to damage every light there.

  • Survey Reveals Security Practices at Public Rec Centers

    by Paul Steinbach September 2015

    In May 2013, the City of Philadelphia Commission on Parks and Recreation released a report titled "Safety in Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Centers." The 15-member commission's work was spurred by a spate of security-related incidents — ranging from shootings and robberies to trespassing and vandalism — in the city's rec facilities during the summer of 2011.

  • Prep Football Security Tightened After Shootings

    by Marlon A. Walker, Craig Schneider September 2015

    One week after a barrage of bullets injured two people outside a high school football game, some fans filing into the same Atlanta stadium Friday night said that despite promises of heightened security they felt worried and afraid. "Is it safe going in there?" Chrishonna Howard asked as she purchased a ticket to watch her son, Jalen, play Friday. Howard said coming to the Grady High School stadium so soon after gunshots marred last week's game left her scared. She planned her trip carefully, parking as close as possible to the entrance. The shooting --- near one of Atlanta's most sought-after high schools --- tarnished a time-honored Friday night fall ritual. It also highlighted the problems with policing large outdoor events brimming with parents, students and fans.

  • Family Seeks Compensation for Son’s Splash-Pad Burns

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    The family of one-year-old Greyson Pelvin is seeking compensation from the town of Halton Hills, Ont., after the child burned his feet stepping on a hot metal grate near a splash pad.