Jul 09, 2009 -Investigators were able to pass through monitored security checkpoints and enter level IV federal facilities, such as congressional office buildings, without being stopped by guards, according to a new Government Accountability Office report on the Federal Protective Service's guard force oversight. That was just one of the shortcomings highlighted.
Jun 12, 2009 -The union of Stephen Tyrone Johns—the security guard allegedly murdered by white supremacist, James W. von Brunn—had lobbied Wackenhut Services Inc. for bulletproof vests for security guards at the Holocaust Museum, reports Fox News.
May 18, 2009 -A group of men, some dressed like police officers, freed 53 inmates in a prison break that ended without one shot fired and the prison governor, 40 prison guards, and two police commanders on duty taken into custody for questioning, reports BBC.com.
May 18, 2009 -New York City security guards who protect municipal buildings and locations, including the Staten Island Ferry, have won wage and benefit concessions from their employers, reports The New York Times.
Mar 25, 2009 -As the global economic downturn hits Russia, the government has revived a Soviet-era tradition of neighborhood-watch-like groups that help police provide security in crowded cities, reports The New York Times.
Jan 16, 2009 -In the aftermath of violent riots provoked by a police shooting, Oakland, California, will hire unarmed private security guards to help police patrol the city's streets in anticipation of more protests.
Nov 07, 2008 -The chief executive of Britain's Security Industry Authority (SIA), which licenses private security guards and bouncers, has quit after Home Secretary Jacqui Smith asked for his resignation after learning licensing staff did not have the requisite security clearances.