NIGHTLIFE SETTINGS are typically high-intensity environments with complex dynamics and risk factors. A continuum of stakeholders, principal of which are police and venue security, are invested in protecting patrons from violence, sexual assault, theft, underage drinking and impaired driving.
VENUE SAFETY is an organized alliance of nightlife businesses to formalize practices and improve communication with regulatory and enforcement agencies. A coordinated system with training, newsletters, forums and award celebrations build commitment.
PUBLIC SAFETY is an interagency collaborative to collect and organize data, identify at risk venues and patron behavior and coordinated early assistance for improved compliance.
QUESTIONS TO EVALUATE YOUR CITY'S PUBLIC AND VENUE SAFETY
Assuring nighttime safety requires systems to prevent crime and address disorder in public space and in private venues through a continuum of partnerships. Police, fire, private security, venue management, staff and district ambassadors all have a role to create a welcome and safe social environment for residents and visitors.