Tag: law enforcement

NYPD Facilities Get $17M LED Lighting Upgrade

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced the completed installation of energy-efficient LED lights at New York City Police Department (NYPD) facilities. The nearly $17 million lighting replacements and retrofits will save the city government about $750,000 in annual energy and maintenance costs and will reduce […]

Revolutionizing Public Safety: The Power of AI in Surveillance Enhancement

Editor’s note: FM Perspectives are industry op-eds. The views expressed are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of Facilities Management Advisor. Public safety threats like active shooter situations and acts of terrorism have become increasingly complex and unpredictable. While surveillance cameras are widespread across the U.S., many systems fail to provide real-time monitoring and threat […]

Missouri Safety Department Offers Schools Free Security Planning Software

The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) is providing additional funding of up to $1.5 million to provide new, easy-to-use school safety planning software to more public and charter schools. The funding comes in two programs: one to provide physical security assessments (PSAs) and a second that allows schools to create specific emergency operation plans […]

Webinar Watch: FM NOW Sessions on Secure Buildings

On Wednesday, March 20, make sure to join your colleagues and expert panelists for our FM NOW: Secure Buildings virtual summit! The FREE event will include two back-to-back webinars covering active shooters and emergency panic buttons, helping you identify ways to incorporate best security practices into your facilities amid a heightened threat environment. Can’t make it to […]

DHS Provides Glimpse into Security Playbook for Super Bowl LVIII

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled this week to Las Vegas to review U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations for Super Bowl LVIII with state and local law enforcement and the National Football League (NFL). For the past 18 months, DHS employees worked with local officials to assess potential risks and developed plans […]

Feds Charge Man for Drone Flight over Stadium During AFC Championship Game

A Pennsylvania man is facing federal charges for illegally flying a drone over M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., during the National Football League’s (NFL) AFC Championship game on Jan. 28. Considered a major threat, the unsanctioned drone flight prompted security officials to temporarily suspend the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens. […]

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of December 2023

Facilities Management Advisor’s “Under Construction” series highlights some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. Ravens Renovation The NFL’s Baltimore Ravens have unveiled a multiphase, three-year plan to upgrade M&T Bank Stadium. The projects aim to boost the fan experience and modernize the team’s 25-year-old home stadium. Featuring both in-season and off-season work […]

Biden Admin Offers Resources to Combat Antisemitism and Islamophobia at Schools

The Biden administration has announced new actions and resources to address the “alarming rise” of reported Antisemitic and Islamophobic incidents at schools and on college campuses since the October 7th Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel. These actions aim to help protect students, engage school and university leaders, and foster safe and supportive learning environments. President Joe […]

Report: MSU’s Response to Mass Shooting Was ‘Appropriate, Timely, and Correct’

Michigan State University (MSU) has released an independent review of the institution’s response to the mass shooting that occurred on Feb. 13, 2023. Three students were killed and five others were injured during the tragic event. The 25-page report, prepared by Security Risk Management Consultants (SRMC), details the firm’s findings and recommendations to strengthen campus safety […]

UT Austin Launches Campus Ambassadors Program for Safety and Cleaning

The University of Texas (UT) at Austin has announced the West Campus Ambassadors pilot program, a specialized safety, cleaning, and hospitality team dedicated to the revitalization of Austin’s West Campus neighborhood. The West Campus Ambassadors program is the latest safety investment in the West Campus neighborhood since the UT system’s board of regents allocated $8 […]