Posts Tagged ‘Security guards’

On the Job in La La Land

March 8th, 2017 Comments off


Lack of concentration and potentially trying to be active on social media:

“Brian Cullinan, one of two PricewaterhouseCoopers partners responsible for handling the envelopes with the names of the Oscar winners, tweeted a picture of actress Emma Stone on Sunday night. The tweet, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, went out just three minutes before presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway walked on stage and announced the wrong Best Picture winner, one of the biggest Oscar foul-ups ever.” – Michelle Castillo, CNBC

Extreme focus during an international football match:

I recently attended a football match at Wembley Stadium in London, UK, with some colleagues and it was impressive. Working in the security industry, we noticed something even more impressive. The security guards did not take their eyes off the fans regardless of what might be happening behind them. Goal or no goal, they kept scanning.

Executive protection:

Imagine an executive protection agent providing services for a celebrity and trying to live tweet the experience. Like the 2017 Oscar tweeter, protection agents would not last long in that role if they were using social media in tandem with their duties.

One Streaker, Two Streakers, Three Streakers, More?

June 27th, 2016 Comments off

I went with my wife and some friends to watch the home opener of the Toronto Argonauts against their rivaled Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The new field was amazing, the opening ceremonies were great, and the action of the field was blah, for the Argos at least.

Part way through the 3rd quarter, something other than the game got the fans cheering. A fan ran across the field toward the goal post with his shirt off. Since he had no security closing in on him, he decided to keep going and headed for the opposite goal post 110 yards away.

Stephen BlogFour stealthy security guards were in hot pursuit. No, they weren’t actually. They seemed quite unenthusiastic and just simply walked towards him. After the fan touched the other goal post, he casually put his shirt back on and walked to the sideline where a guard escorted him off the field. The remaining security guards followed them into a tunnel.

That’s when another fan came sprinting across the field! But this time, there were no guards because they had all left the area with the first fan. If there were other spectators with the same idea, this could have gone on all night. Luckily it didn’t.

I guess you have to expect some glitches with a new stadium, and ensuring all aspects of security contingency plans should be priority.

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