Safety & Security: Facility Security
- Community Centers May Get Active-Shooter Training
by Deidre Williams March 2018
A recent scare and lockdown at a South Buffalo (N.Y.) community center, coming in the wake of the nation's most recent mass shooting, has Common Council members poised to implement active-shooter training for city facilities.
- Ex-Recreation Official Accused of Stealing $540K
by John Futty March 2018
The former deputy director of the Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department is accused of stealing more than $540,000 from the city's swimming pools and altering documents to cover up the thefts.
- Baseball League Robbed of $3K in Gear
by Brian Rokos February 2018
Pony United Youth Baseball League’s players hadn’t even started their season when they suffered a terrible loss: Someone broke into their storage bin at John F. Kennedy Park in Pomona and stole five bags of catcher’s equipment, gloves, bats and helmets.
- Design Feature Provides Protection to Bucks Arena
by James B. Nelson February 2018
The least-noticed feature of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena might be a line of posts that runs along the north side of the massive structure. They're called "bollards" and some will include decorative lighting. Yet they all serve the same serious purpose - protecting the $524 million building from a terrorist attack with a vehicle.
- Preparing for an Active-Shooter in Your Sports Venue
by Andy Berg February 2018
Some travelers leaving AB Show this past November faced a small hiccup while trying to depart Orlando International Airport. An exploding camera battery put security on high alert, and the entire airport had to be evacuated. Transportation Security Administration officials on the scene told people waiting in security lines to drop their bags and run, while others were sequestered within jet bridges. It was a reminder of the unpredictable times in which we live.
- Vandals Damage HS Snack Bar, Athletics Storage
by Gail Wesson January 2018
Vandals trashed three areas of the Temecula Valley High School campus over the weekend, school district officials said Monday. Although the losses are still being assessed, a district spokeswoman said the vandals appear to have caused more property damage than theft.
- Securing U.S. Bank Stadium for the Super Bowl
by Amy Forliti January 2018
The downtown location of next Sunday's game has presented challenges for authorities, who have had to get creative as they carved a secure perimeter around businesses and a major hospital near U.S. Bank Stadium.
- KU Police Called for Loiterer Offering 'Free-Throw Advice'
by Courtney Cameron January 2018
On Wednesday afternoon, student-athletes made a distressed call to University of Kansas campus police to report a non-student who was loitering outside campus housing and harassing residents with unwarranted “free-throw advice,” according to the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Long Waits, Leaky Roofs at Stadium for National Title
by Tim Tucker, Stephen Deere and Christian Boone January 2018
Outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, fans contended with long lines. Inside the new stadium, water dripped onto the field from a leak in the roof. Those appeared to be the two main problems at Monday night's big game.
- Surge of New Gym Members Can Lead to Hazards
by Eric Pianin January 2018
January is a boom time for the fitness industry, as millions of guilt-ridden Americans flock — at least temporarily — to health clubs to try to shed excess pounds acquired over the holidays.