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Give back to the profession: Consider a leadership role in PRIMA!
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Nominations for PRIMA's Board of Directors are Due Jan. 10, 2011
In 2011, PRIMA's membership will elect a new president-elect and several directors to serve on the PRIMA Board of Directors. This is an opportunity for you to make a meaningful contribution to the public risk management profession by assuming a leadership role at the national level! All voting members representing government entities are invited to run for office to serve on PRIMA's Board of Directors. Complete information, including application, can be found on the PRIMA website.

US closes probe of Hyattsville, Md., police
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The Justice Department has closed its investigation into allegations of discrimination at Hyattsville, Md.'s police department, determining that there were no widespread practices that violated employees' civil rights, city and NAACP officials said. More

Palo Alto, Calif., approves suicide prevention policy
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The Palo Alto City Council in California passed a new suicide prevention policy recently that adopts practices and strategies used by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and also works with a policy passed by the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors in August. More

Market focus: Public events & venues    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A roundup of recent unique security applications and installations from around the world. More

Watchful police eye moves into Columbus, Ohio's school zones    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Starting this week, drivers will need to keep an extra close eye on their speed in school zones as a new Columbus, Ohio, enforcement mechanism goes into effect. Columbus City Council was expected to approve at its Dec. 13, meeting legislation calling for enforcement of school zone speed limits via mobile speed-tracking vehicles. More

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Clearwater, Fla., proceeds with caution
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The backlash against Clearwater, Fla.'s proposal to install red-light cameras at intersections in the city is understandable. Surveillance is often associated with Big Brother, and many people consider it an intrusion upon their privacy. Nevertheless, city officials make a strong case for installing red-light cameras at 11 of the city's most dangerous intersections. The council voted 3-2 in favor of the staff's plan. More

Mall security adjusts for holiday season
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The holiday season also brings a spike for crimes of opportunity. Salt Lake City malls are well aware of that fact and make adjustments. Security officers patrol Trolley Square 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Property Manager Dawn Katter says, "That is how we actually secure Trolley Square by having our officers out and visible." More

Olympic security bill tops $850 million
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Federal security costs for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver are pegged at nearly $854 million according to a detailed departmental breakdown. In response to a written request for a budget breakdown by Vancouver-Quadra MP Joyce Murray, the Liberal Olympics critic, the report indicates 12 departments — including Canada Post, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Public Health Agency of Canada — played a role in protecting spectators, athletes and VIPs during the international sporting event last February. More

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