Daily Report – 12/5/16

Top Stories
Michael McCaul proposes ‘security toll’ on Mexico to fund Donald Trump’s border wall – The Washington Times
House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul on Friday proposed a new “security toll” he said the U.S. could assess on all visitors from Mexico, with the money going to fund President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for a border wall. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Improve trace detection of explosives by sniffing like a dog – Homeland Security News Wire
By mimicking how dogs get their whiffs, a team of government and university researchers have demonstrated that “active sniffing” can improve by more than 10 times the performance of current technologies that rely on continuous suction to detect trace amounts of explosives and other contraband. (read more)
 
‘Run, hide, fight’ stressed in emergency response training (DuPage County, Ill.) – Chicago Tribune
Lessons that sheriff’s officers learn about maintaining safety and security at a courthouse also apply to attorneys and the general public. (read more)
 
Gillibrand: More funds needed to protect against hate crimes – Newsday
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Sunday she wants an immediate $5 million boost in federal anti-terror funding after a recent spike in hate crimes targeting Muslims, Jews and members of the LGBT community. (read more)
 
Warden looking to fix problems at state prison (McAlester, Okla.) – EnidNews.com
Terry Royal went into corrections in 1991 to help people. Today, after nearly a quarter century of working in prisons across the country, he is warden of Oklahoma’s most well-known prison – Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. The prison, simply put, houses the worst of the worst in the state. There are 751 inmates here, most of them with notoriously violent histories, confined in small concrete cells where they spend 23 hours a day on lockdown, with an hour a day in a confined cage for recreation. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
New law allows retired officers to take school security post (New Jersey) – Daily Record
A bill inspired by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School – cosponsored by Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco and signed into law this week by Gov. Chris Christie – is expected to offer new options to public school districts that want to increase campus security. (read more)
Lawmakers, unions look to crack down on workplace violence in hospitals – SecurityInfoWatch
Statistics showing that nurses and other hospital staff face a greater risk of being attacked at work than any other profession has raised growing concerns in recent years about the surge in violence against healthcare workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 52 percent of all the incidents of workplace violence reported to the agency in 2014 occurred against workers in the healthcare and social assistance industry. (read more)
Sandy Hook Promises Launches New PSA – Security Magazine
Gun violence is preventable if you know the signs, but can be easy to miss if you don’t know what to look for.(read more)
Univ. of California System Adopts New Immigrant Protection Policies (California) – Campus Safety
The University of California system announced it would not cooperate with federal immigration officials on certain requests Wednesday. (read more)
Lakewood psychiatric hospital worker charged with molesting patients (Lakewood, Wash.) – Peninsula Daily News
Prosecutors have charged an employee at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital with four counts of molesting four female patients, according to court records. (read more)
 
 
Transportation Security
 
Suspicious item creates security delays at Newark airport (Newark, N.J.) – NJ.com
Security at Newark Liberty International Airport stopped passengers for about 30 minutes Sunday while investigating a suspicious item. (read more)
 
An unlikely star of Instagram: Airport security – Killeen Daily Herald
It’s hard to imagine the TSA winning a popularity contest. But there it is, sandwiched between badgalriri (Rihanna) and Beyonce on RollingStone.com’s 100 best Instagram accounts. (read more)
Dems Introduce Bill Helping Trans People Through Airport Security – Newsmax.com
A bill making it easier for transgender people to get through airport screening has been introduced by Rep. Kathleen Rice D-N.Y., the Washington Examiner reports. (read more)
 

Body Worn Cameras

 
Norman Considering Body Cameras For Police (Norman, Okla.) – News9.com
Police body cameras are up for discussion today in Norman city council chambers. (read more)
 
 
Security Industry
 
HID Global Acquires Bluvision to Expand Bluetooth Solutions – Security Sale & Integration
HID Global has acquired Bluvision, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) provider in the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) market, for undisclosed terms. (read more)
U.S. Security Associates Acquires ODS Security Solutions – Security Sale & Integration
Guarding and security technology provider U.S. Security Associates has acquired Richmond, Va.-based ODS Security Solutions, strengthening the company’s capabilities within the healthcare marketplace. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (read more)
SnapAV Acquires Visualint – SDM
SnapAV has acquired Visualint in a move that adds intelligent video surveillance products and services to complement their existing Luma analog and IP surveillance line, the company reported. (read more)

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