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New Mexico's Private Security Watchdog

- Meet Robert Hamic: he uses his blog to keep other private security providers honest in New Mexico.

Security Accountability

- A New Mexico-based security blog draws attention to lapses in enforcement in the security industry. Read it here.

Union of Murdered Guard Wanted Protective Vests

- The union of Stephen Tyrone Johns—the security guard allegedly murdered by white supremacist, James W. von Brunn—had lobbied Wackenhut Services Inc. for bulletproof vests for security guards at the Holocaust Museum, reports Fox News.

Gunman Kills Security Guard at Holocaust Museum

- An 88-year-old white supremacist is in custody for shooting and killing a security guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, today.

India’s Growing Security Industry

- Rapid growth coupled with increased terrorism fears is spurring changes in this nascent industry.

Mexican Jail Break Releases Cartel Hit Men

- 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.

New York City's Municipal Security Guards to Get Bump in Pay and Receive Benefits

- 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.

Risks of Aid Work in Pakistan

- Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Pakistan face a deteriorating security situation.

Russia Looks to Volunteers to Help Provide Public Security

- 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.

India's Security Guards Become First Line of Defense

- In the fallout from the Mumbai terrorist attacks last year, there is one Indian industry growing in power and influence as the rest grind slowly down: the guarding industry

Has U.K. Security Officer Regulation Been a Success?

- The agency the British government created to regulate private security officers has suffered some embarrassing scandals in its short history.

Guard Licensing

- The Security Industry Authority, responsible for licensing the United Kingdom’s private security guards, has been criticized by the country’s National Audit Office for numerous failures. Read Regulating the Security Industry for more on the system’s strengths and weaknesses.

Oakland to Hire Unarmed Private Guards to Bolster Security Presence

- 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.
 




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