Event Security Guidelines

Stella Fitzpatrick

April 17, 2013

Events like the Boston marathon should be occasions for entertainment, celebration, and, at times, personal achievement. However, as we know, this is not always the case, as events can also be occasions that provide the opportunity for violence and other acts of terror. The Department of Homeland Security has issued guides for event planners about how to plan for event security, as well as tips for attendees that could help prevent future events from becoming sites of violence. See the following documents for guidelines from the DHS, and always adhere to the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.

DHS: Performance Venues—Indicators of Violence & Protective Measures

DHS: Commercial Facility Sector Training

DHS: Protect Myself from Cyber Security