Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Successful Venue Security through Collaboration

Providing security services for large and/or unorthodox venues can present challenges. Achieving success in such venues requires the organization to often think on a collective or unified scale. The culmination of conceptualization, planning, implementation and follow through of security services is a collective enterprise. This endeavor can be achieved with the development and fostering of joint organizational partnership with local and state operated security and/or law enforcement entities. The most critical component to this process is establishing and cultivating an effective communication channel wherein respect is extended toward those law enforcement and/or security organizations that are now serving as allies.

Security operations in unfamiliar jurisdictions require the forging of commonality with the lead organization’s interest in extending to the client sound security practices. Therefore, garnishing support with partners becomes a must. Accomplishing this endeavor will call upon the lead security organization’s ability to value the contributions of those organizations in their expertise. Remember, the organization spearheading the effort toward ascertaining data about this venue and the most efficient application of S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis, must do so to avoid scenarios of ambiguity and complexity. In conclusion, the most effective methodology of addressing the venue and the needs of the client is providing services rendered in a unified methodology, appreciating the collective contributions of local or state law enforcement and/or security organizations that can facilitate a successful conclusion or preclude an unforgettable debacle.

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3. Hall, Stacey.
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