Daily Report – 10/23/17

Top Stories
Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says – New York Times
After a series of high-profile police shootings, police departments across the nation turned to body cameras, hoping they would curb abuses. But a rigorous study released Friday shows that they have almost no effect on officer behavior. (read more)
 
Mandalay Bay Convention Center uses security metal detectors (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas Review-Journal
At least one convention organizer is raising security at its shows in the wake of this month’s shooting. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Security tightens at NorCal music festival three weeks after Las Vegas massacre (Sacramento) – KCRA.com
Almost three weeks after the Las Vegas massacre, hundreds of concert-goers attended one of Northern California’s biggest music festivals. (read more)
 
Officers Using Drone Technology in Active Shooter Situations (Texas) – SDM
Channel 5, an NBC affiliate out of the Dallas Fort Worth area, reported that officers have begun training with drones for active shooter situations. (read more)
 
Pensacola Interstate Fair remains confident in security measures after anonymous complaint (Pensacola, Fla.) – WEARTV.com
One of the private security companies that the Pensacola Interstate Fair hired to work the fairgrounds were removed over the weekend after someone filed a complaint with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. (read more)
Campus Security
Michigan State Police Change Event Security Policies (East Lansing, Mich.) – Campus Safety
Michigan State University police announced a few changes to the school’s campus event policies “in light of concerns both nationally and internationally,” according to an MSU statement released Tuesday. (read more)
Snapchat posts of weapons, threats prompt increased security at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Greenbelt, Md.)  – Fox5DC.com
There is an increased security presence at a Prince George’s County high school Monday after several pictures circulated on social media threatening violence at the campus. (read more)
MSUPD urges community policing after increased presence at stadiums and special events (East Lansing, Mich.)  – The State News
MSU Police is increasing officer presence at all athletic and special events, starting with MSU officially implementing its no-bag policy at indoor stadiums Friday night as the men’s and women’s basketball teams celebrated Michigan State Madness. (read more)
Transportation Security
Shooting of MetroBus driver spurs union to demand better security (St. Louis) – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Oct. 14 shooting of a MetroBus driver in St. Louis has spurred his union to demand better bus security, adding pressure on an agency already dealing with public concern over crime on the MetroLink light rail line. (read more)
Australia to tighten airport security further after foiled attack (Sydney, Australia) – Reuters
Australia will introduce random searches of workers entering and inside its airports as it increases security after a recent foiled terrorism plot, officials said. (read more)
KCI is unfit for the security challenges in a post-9/11 world (Kansas City, Mo.) – The Kansas City Star.
Make no mistake: Backers of a new single terminal for Kansas City International Airport aren’t pitching the idea because KCI is a security risk. (read more)
New security, conduct rules approved for Metro light rail (Phoenix) – Phoenix Business Journal
Valley Metro has approved some new measures aimed at boosting security and cutting down on crime, disruptive and harassing behavior on the Metro light rail. (read more)
Cyber Security
Homeland Security Warns Consumers Of Infrastructure Attacks – PYMNTS.com
Cyberattacks targeting U.S. energy and industrial firms are increasing, prompting the U.S. government to issue a public warning about the potential threat. (read more)
Security Industry
Mace solidifies its commitment to personal protection by acquiring Vigilant Personal Protection Systems –SecurityInfoWatch
Mace Security International, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Tampa, FL based Vigilant Personal Protection Systems in an asset purchase agreement. Vigilant, a top e-commerce marketing company in personal security and home medical products, will join the Mace family effective immediately. Mace Security International continues its dominance in personal safety and security by adding a top brand in personal alarms to the Mace Brand family of products. (read more)

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