Planning Event Security: Most Important Factors to Consider
What factors matter when planning security for events?
When people go to a special event, such as a concert or even a highly anticipated sale, they expect to remain safe. One way that this can happen is if the event organizers plan to have adequate security at the event. Failing to have adequate security can mean that attendees suffer injuries.
What factors should be considered when planning security?
Organizers have to plan for the worst case scenario to happen, especially with all of the recent attacks that have occurred in public places. This means that they can’t just go with the low-ball estimate for security at the event. Instead, they have to consider the different types of crimes that might occur during the event and plan for those. It is always better for them to be overprepared than underprepared when it comes to security concerns.
How long does it take to create a security plan?
There are three phases in creating a security plan. The first is the pre-event planning, which occurs 12 to 18 months before the date of the event. The second phase is the security at the event, which includes crowd control and other similar tasks. The third phase is the review of the security to determine if there were any areas that could be improved for the next event.
Event security has to be handled in very specific ways. The individuals who are working as security must work as a team. When anyone drops the ball, injuries can occur. Attendees who are injured because of lax security might opt to seek compensation for those injuries.
Source: Police Chief Magazine, “Planning and Managing Security for Major Special Events: Best Practices for Law Enforcement Administrators,” Karl Bickel and Ed Connors, accessed Aug. 10, 2016