Assignment 2: LASA 1: Security Proposal for Centervale
The city of Centervale has submitted a proposal to the state to host the next political convention for a major political party. The site for this convention will be the Centervale Convention Center. Until now, the facility has been used for trade shows and local concerts.
The facility is a large circular building with a domelike roof. The fire code for the building is slated at 900 people. Visitors enter the center through nine sets of double doors made of glass that are situated at the front of the building. Behind the center is a loading dock with a set of double doors and parking for two large trucks. One can access the stage through the loading dock without being seen by visitors. The center is multileveled, with seats that extend upward.
From the main entrance, people can access their seats through two sets of staircases or one bank of elevators. The center has a closed circuit television (CCTV) that was installed in 1993 and an alarm system was added in 1998. Both the CCTV and alarms are focused on the doors of the center. The center has a team of security for hire during events—they have received no training beyond basic crowd management.
For each event, visitors can purchase tickets from the center’s ticket booth. The booth is enclosed in glass and is located at the front of the building, centered between the sets of entrance doors. Workers in the ticket booth enter with a key or by knocking until other workers open the door. The workers’ door into the ticket booth is off the main concourse of the visitors’ entrance to the center. The center manager’s office has a door with cipher lock and passcoded cash safe. The passcode to both locks is given to the head of security for each event. An armored vehicle from a secure money transport company comes two hours before an event and three hours after an event to empty the contents of the safe.
Based on this description given above, you have been asked by the Chief of Police and the Mayor’s office to review, assess, and draft the security proposal for the facility.
After your evaluation, you will complete a 5–7 page security risk assessment report with recommendations for change based on your analysis and findings.
Using APA in-text citations and three external sources that are referred to on a corresponding reference page, conduct a security risk assessment of the Convention Center. You will review the physical layout of the site, the vulnerabilities, and potential risk areas.
You are supposed to conduct the assessment from two points of view, that of a private security agent and that of a law enforcement officer. Your investigation of the property must include an assessment of asset protection and potential threats or vulnerabilities. Your assessment should:
LASA 1 Grading Criteria and Rubric
All LASAs in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 200 points. Download the rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.