01/04/2011 - The ability of U.S. prisoners to get their hands on powerful, Web-connected smartphones has U.S. prisons worried and seeking ways to keep the devices out of inmates' hands or render them inoperable.
12/23/2010 - Protective services agents play a greater role in how their VIP is perceived by the press than they know. Here are some tips for how protective service agents can ensure that the press gets access without endangering the VIP, so everyone can do their job. (Online Exclusive)
12/23/2010 - A new law (formerly S.B. 2165) in Hawaii sets out training, testing, and continuing education requirements for security guards and those “acting in a guard capacity.” Before starting work as a security guard, individuals must complete eight hours of classroom instruction, pass a written exam, and undergo four hours of on-the-job training. All guards must also undergo a federal criminal background check.
11/18/2010 - A voluntary international code of conduct for private security companies is an initiative to improve oversight and accountability to an industry marred by allegations of human rights abuses.
09/09/2010 - The Great Recession has led some cities to experiment with civilian police employees and privatized police for lower-level policing tasks, but only one embraces the efficiency of the free market.
08/31/2010 - A New Jersey prosecutor has dismissed a felony assault charge against a security guard. The guard was indicted after a scuffle at his workplace resulted in an injury to a thief who had come to rob the facility. Recordings of the guard’s 911 calls led prosecutors to rethink the charge. Read the New Jersey prosecutor’s petition to dismiss the case.