May 18, 2009 -A group of men, some dressed like police officers, freed 53 inmates in a prison break that ended without one shot fired and the prison governor, 40 prison guards, and two police commanders on duty taken into custody for questioning, reports BBC.com.
May 18, 2009 -New York City security guards who protect municipal buildings and locations, including the Staten Island Ferry, have won wage and benefit concessions from their employers, reports The New York Times.
Mar 25, 2009 -As the global economic downturn hits Russia, the government has revived a Soviet-era tradition of neighborhood-watch-like groups that help police provide security in crowded cities, reports The New York Times.
Jan 16, 2009 -In the aftermath of violent riots provoked by a police shooting, Oakland, California, will hire unarmed private security guards to help police patrol the city's streets in anticipation of more protests.
Nov 07, 2008 -The chief executive of Britain's Security Industry Authority (SIA), which licenses private security guards and bouncers, has quit after Home Secretary Jacqui Smith asked for his resignation after learning licensing staff did not have the requisite security clearances.
Oct 30, 2008 -The United States has spent at least $6 billion on private security contractors, like Blackwater USA, in Iraq since the war began in April 2003, according to a report released today by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.