Weddings, parties, races, sporting events, political rallies, music festivals, art shows, and other events, all generate crowds. Crowds, a collection of individuals, each typically looking for a fun day out, present their own security challenges. Crowd psychology can amplify emotions and create a riot, such as rushing onto a sports field. Crowds, out of control, can cause physical harm to people, damage property, disrupt the planned activity and bring your organization into disrepute. Crowds attract pickpockets. Children can become lost in a crowd.
Planning and prevention are the ingredients of a successful event. Event security begins before the event with a detailed risk assessment. What is to be protected? What are the known and potential threats? Then mitigation strategies are developed that will reduce the risk of an undesirable occurrence to an acceptable level at an acceptable cost. Prevention is the ideal, but if an undesirable occurrence happens, then the aim is to minimize it.
Make ProForce your partner in your event planning and your emergency planning. For example, ProForce can set up a security command center and spectators can text potential problems such as drunken behavior, suspicious packages etc. to the command center and ProForce Security Officers will then be dispatched to investigate and take the appropriate action.
Hire ProForce Professional Officers for:
- Access control;
- Alcohol enforcement;
- Bag searches and ID checking;
- Crowd control;
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and first responders;
- Security patrols – by vehicle, bicycle, Segway or on foot, depending upon the occasion;
- Executive and celebrity protection; and
- Money runs.