Daily Report – 5/1/17

Top Stories
NYC to get reimbursed for Trump Tower security in bipartisan Congressional budget (New York) – NY Daily News
Congress reached a bipartisan budget deal Sunday night, averting a dreaded government shutdown and allocating money to reimburse New York City for protecting Trump Tower, officials said. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
New Navy security system causing confusion for commercial vendors – Jacksonville.com
An abrupt change by the U.S. Navy in the middle of April that immediately altered the way commercial vendors get on and off bases around the country caused confusion among many that led to an eventual delay in the elimination of the previous security system. (read more)
 
Cedar Point Adding New Security Measures For 2017 Season (Sandusky, Ohio) – CBS Detroit
The parent company for Cedar Point Amusement Park announcing some additional security upon entering the park. (read more)
 
America’s all-cash cannabis industry is becoming a logistical and security nightmare – TheJournal.ie
America’s cannabis industry may be booming, but its entrepreneurs are finding the all-cash business a logistical, security and administrative headache as they try to manage all the money they’re making. (read more)
Campus Security
Officials to review sexual assault case process after protest on campus (Washington, D.C.) – The GW Hatchet
Administrators are reviewing the process for handling sexual assault cases after a survivor’s unsuccessful campaign to expel her attacker ignited petitions and protests on campus. (read more)
 
Bullet Fired Through Front Door Of Milwaukee Jewish School (Milwaukee) – Fast Forward
A bullet was fired through the front door of a Jewish elementary school in Milwaukee – but a school official insisted there was “no real security issue.” (read more)
Transportation Security
School bus cameras get results, schools say (Lunenburg, Mass.) – Sentinel & Enterprise
Students on school buses are behaving better thanks to newly installed security cameras, administrators at one local school district said — part of a larger push among local districts to increase school safety through video surveillance. (read more)
Bi-State allocates $20M to make MetroLink safer; county adding officers on trains (St. Clair County, Ill.) – Belleville News-Democrat
The Bi-State Development board approved a $361 million budget Friday morning, for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2017, that includes allocating $20 million to enhance security on the Metro transit system. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Sheriff introduces new body cams (Valdosta, Ga.) – The Valdosta Daily Times
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office will be introducing new body cameras to the force, making its car cameras obsolete. (read more)
Security Industry
DirectView Acquires Texas-Based Video Surveillance, Security Providers – Security Sales & Integration
DirectView Holdings (OTC PINK: DIRV), a company focused on ownership and management of video and security technology companies, has completed the acquisition of VideoSurveillance.com and ApexCCTV, two Texas-based companies operated and solely owned by Mark Harris. (read more)
 
ESX announces speaker for Public Safety Luncheon – Security Systems News
ESX, which is at the Music City Center here June 13-16, announced the main stage speaker for its Public Safety Luncheon: Miles Brissette, a senior criminal trial attorney based in Fort Worth, Texas, who will look at how video surveillance evidence in the courtroom impacts criminal and civil cases. (read more)

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