Daily Report – 4/24/17

Top Stories
Schumer Demands Better Police Coordination At Penn Station After Stampede (New York) – CBS New York
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that Penn Station needs major improvements in coordination, training and staffing following a panic and stampede a week ago Friday. (read more)
Global Security
New Zealand considering restricting laptops on flights from Middle East (New Zealand) – Reuters
New Zealand is considering restrictions on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights from some Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, the country’s prime minister said on Monday. (read more)
 
Local, global security firms in race along China’s ‘Silk Road’ (China) – Reuters
Global security companies and their smaller Chinese rivals are jostling for business along Beijing’s modern-day “Silk Road”, the grandiose plan for land and sea routes connecting the world’s second largest economy with the rest of Asia and beyond. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Rikers COs sue, say city making it unsafe (New York) – CorrectionsOne.com
The nation’s largest municipal jail guard union sued New York City on Friday, saying recent sweeping changes in city’s jails have empowered violent inmates and endangered correction officers. (read more)
 
Cedar Point upgrades security measures for 2017 season (Sandusky, Ohio) – WKYC.com
Thrill seekers will encounter something new at Cedar Point this summer before ever setting foot in the park. (read more)
Campus Security
Penn State police increase security after invasion of privacy incidents (State College, Penn.) – Centre Daily Times
Penn State police and Residence Life staff have stepped up security measures and are on heightened alert, according to a university release. (read more)
 
How to Protect Students with Special Needs During a Campus Emergency – Campus Safety
Do you know how to take care of and plan for students with special needs in the event of a fire, a campus shooting, a natural disaster or other emergency? (read more)
State aid sought for security in schools (Berlin, Conn.) – MyRecordJournal.com
The Board of Education will apply for a state grant to reimburse over 45 percent of $500,000 worth of security vestibules for four schools in town. (read more)
Transportation Security
Why Utah school buses have more added cameras and monitors to keep an eye on students (Utah) – Deseret News
The fight between two middle school boys was captured on video showing one boy repeatedly punching another student cornered in his seat and kicking back in self-defense. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Sheriff discusses need for body-cameras (Wagoner County, Okla.) – Wagoner County American-Tribune
Due to a desire for transparency, Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott said last week he wants body-cameras on all his deputies and dashboard cameras in all of his patrol units. (read more)
 
Police body cams generating massive amount of video (Rochester, N.Y.) – Democrat & Chronicle
Mayor Lovely Warren said the city launched its police body camera program “so we could have a picture into what was happening in our community.” And boy did they get it. (read more)
Security Industry
MyStudio[Pros] Announces Strategic Alliance with COPS Monitoring – SDM
MyStudio[Pros] announced today they have formed a strategic alliance with COPS Monitoring. MyStudio[Pros] will provide comprehensive marketing services and support to COPS 3000+ dealers across the United States. MyStudio[Pros] is a national agency dedicated to providing dealers of all sizes the personalized services and marketing tools they need to successfully grow their business in today’s fast-changing security and smart home automation market. (read more)

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