The purpose of this manual is the prevention of injury, suffering, or death that may occur as a result of poor planning or preventable incidents at public events. This manual is intended to provide guidance for the management of risks associated with conducting events that involve mass gatherings of people and assist planners and organizers in making such events safe and successful.
Security at an event is absolutely essential regardless of the size. While smaller events may be able to get by with a couple of guards or just the event staff if it’s a free and small event, the vast majority of events and festivals require a comprehensive security plan. Below is a guide of how to create your own and what to look out for.
This presentation is from the National Center for Campus Public Safety’s (NCCPS) webinar, Sports and Special Event Security Planning: Best Practices. In this August 2015 webinar, Richard Morman, CPP, CSSP, independent consultant and deputy chief of police (retired), The Ohio State University, discusses best practices for safely and effectively managing large on-campus events.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), working in partnership with CNA, developed Managing Large-Scale Security Events: A Planning Primer for Local Law Enforcement Agencies. This comprehensive Planning Primer brings together model practices and lessons learned in all aspects of security planning and operations that will help guide future decision makers and senior leaders as they prepare for large-scale security events.
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) was directed by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004, to submit a report to Congress on ‘best practices’ developed by law enforcement to secure special events of national or regional importance, such as sporting events, concerts, and cultural exhibitions.