Special Event Security Planning
Shaffer Security Group (SSG) has no equal in Special Event Security Planning. SSG has designed, implemented and managed security plans and operations orders for:
- NFL Super Bowls,
- NBA World Championship Series,
- MLB World Series,
- World Cup Soccer
- And a host of other large-scale, high threat, “Special Events.
SSG uses “best practices” employed by U.S. law enforcement, as well as strategies that have been effective for local law enforcement and private security. We will develop a detailed and thorough security plan for your event. The focus is not just on national and regional events, but on small private or public events. Special Events often include a variety of VIPs and may be targets for terrorist, criminals and demonstrators. The variety of approaches discussed can be tailored to large or small, public or private special events.
SSG will address the Challenges & Principles weighing the security measures that conceivably could be taken. We consider street closures, searches, and highly visible tactical units, against the jurisdiction’s desire to produce events that are enjoyable, well attended, and profitable. We help you develop the Leadership Authority & Structure and identify the Subcommittees you will need for each functional area.
Threat & Risk Assessment:
Greg Shaffer and his Team will help in the Threat & Risk Assessment looking at (8) factors that are relevant to private and public events; ie: Size of the Event; Duration; Threat; Historical or Political Significance; Location; Media Interest; Number of VIPs; Cultural, Political, Religious Background of those attending.
With our experience & expertise, we will help you determine:
- Manpower requirements,
- Security workforce,
- Access Control,
- Screening & Physical Security,
- Critical Infrastructure,
- Public Health,
- Crisis Management,
- Public/Media Relations,
- Command Post set-up & operations,
- and other factors and considerations learned through experience.
Special Event Security Planning:
As any Special Event security manager will tell you, no two incidents are exactly the same. Special Event planning, response and management are often case-by-case operations. For venue security leaders, this can mean revising or even rewriting the “playbook” for each event.
Security for Special Events is like the theater – it’s a live performance with a huge cast and a lot of moving set pieces. No two performances, no two events, are identical. There are a multitude of things that can change without notice, and as in theater you must be prepared to adjust your role accordingly. It can be different every time, but the bottom line is to ensure a safe and enjoyable event where security is looked at as an asset, and not a functional liability or expensive requirement.
Contact Shaffer Security Group today to develop, implement & manage the security plan for your large or small, public or private, Special Event. We will work with local law enforcement, private security, vendors, caterers, and your staff to ensure your event is fun, enjoyable and safe.