Daily Report – 3/27/17

Top Stories
Britain reviewing security at parliament after deadly attack – Reuters
Britain will review security at parliament, ministers said on Sunday, responding to criticism that a gate for vehicles was left open for a time during a deadly attack on Wednesday. (read more)
 
Security services knew of glaring weakness in Parliament security after ‘war game’ simulating attack on Westminster ended ‘with most MPs dead’ – The Sun
A source quoted by the Sunday Times claimed a “table-top” exercise revealed four terrorists with automatic weapons could shoot their way into the House of Commons. (read more)
 
Jewish School, JCC Bomb Threat Suspect Arrested in Israel – Campus Safety
A Jewish Israeli teenager was arrested Thursday under suspicion that he is responsible for the wave of bomb threats that have disrupted Jewish institutions across the country. (read more)
 
EU calls for security-privacy balance on message encryption – Live Mint
The European Union’s presidency says people’s privacy must be protected following British calls for police access to encrypted messages in case of attacks. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Border Wall Proposals Remain Short on IT Infrastructure Specifics – Security Sales & Integration
The requests for proposals for border wall prototypes do not specify details about IT infrastructure – such as fiber optics, communications towers, remote video surveillance systems and ground sensors – but do leave the potential for contractors to fill in details in future task orders. (read more)
 
New Study Debunks Myths Around Background Checks – Security Magazine
A new CareerBuilder survey outlines myths around background checks, noting that not all companies or workers know the process. (read more)
Mandated surveillance cameras will help deter crime (Clinton Township, Mich.) – Macomb Daily
Robbers, thieves and carjackers beware! If you’re planning a heist, you’ll want to stay out of Clinton Township. (read more)
 
Skokie looking to add more cameras in public areas as security tool (Skokie, Ill.) – Chicago Tribune
Like many other towns, the village of Skokie is increasingly looking at putting cameras in more public places as one tool to enhance security, officials say. (read more)
 
Arkansas Reconsiders Letting Guns In Stadiums, Arenas (Arkansas) – In Homeland Security
Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed, moving quickly to address concerns about the sweeping gun rights measure leading to armed spectators at stadiums and arenas. (read more)
Campus Security
N.J. nonpublic schools at risk of losing security money (New Jersey) – NorthJersey.com
In a time of increasing anxiety over hate crimes and acts of intimidation targeting minorities, women, gays and other groups across the country, Gov. Chris Christie appears to be sending mixed signals about the importance of state financing for security at New Jersey’s hundreds of religious nonprofits and nonpublic schools. (read more)
Homeland Security’s terror warning for NJ hospitals and hotels (New Jersey) – NJ1015.com
As authorities continue to investigate last week’s terror attack outside the British Parliament, homeland security officials in the United States are advising the public to be vigilant. (read more)
University of Texas Survey: 1 in 7 Female Students Raped (Austin, Texas)  – Diverse
Nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus Friday. (read more)
Worship Security
JCC receives $200,000 to improve security (Rochester, N.Y.) – Democrat & Chronicle
The Jewish Community Center of Rochester will receive $200,000 to upgrade security measures at the Brighton facility. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
NACDL Issues Report and Recommendations on Police Body Cameras – SDM
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), with support from the Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ), released a report entitled, Policing Body Cameras: Policies and Procedures to Safeguard the Rights of the Accused. This report is the product of more than two years of careful research and deliberation, the organization reported in a press release. (read more)
 
Elgin police begin training on use of body cameras (Elgin, Ill.) – Chicago Tribune
The first Elgin Police Department officers hit the street with their newest tools on Friday – body cameras. (read more)
 
Police will soon add bodycams to their fleet (Tallmadge, Ohio) – Tallmadge Express
The Tallmadge Police Department is in the process of fine-tuning the details of its move later this spring to augment its dashboard-mounted cameras in cruisers with those worn on officers’ bodies. Once necessary software is installed, officers will begin using the 15 body cameras the department received late last year. (read more)
Security Industry
Warren Associates To Market And Sell SALTO Electronic Locking Solutions In Northern California And Rocky Mountain States – SourceSecurity.com
SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has hired Warren Associates to market and sell SALTO’s innovative security products in Northern California, Northern Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Idaho. (read more)

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