With the start of American football this fall, games will be held in stadiums from high school all the way to the NFL. Security Magazine's recent story about security P3s - Public-Private Partnerships - addresses the importance of such an alliance at stadiums and other events. -- IFPO.
Here is an excerpt from the story, written by Sarah Ludwig Rausch:
Having worked in both the public and private sectors of P3s, previously as a law enforcement officer and then in event and entertainment security, James DeMeo knows how vital P3s are to keeping patrons safe. “The preparations that go into safeguarding any venue … start with the establishment of public-private partnerships,” says DeMeo, founder, president and CEO of Unified Sports & Entertainment Security Consulting. “The significance of establishing effective communications networks between in-house security and guest services, third-party contract security and first responders cannot be underscored,” he says. “Everyone on the same page, speaking the same language in the interest of public safety, is paramount for safeguarding fans, as well as brand and organization assets.”
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