Security Standards in Social Venues

Policy and Training for Risk Factors in Nightlife

The concept of responsible beverage service began in the late 1970s in California when the first formal training was offered to venues named in place of last drink reports. Madison, Wisconsin was the first jurisdiction to mandate the training, followed by Oregon on a state level. Since then the training has evolved and is offered throughout the world.

Today there are culture shifts in training and continuing education across the hospitality and nightlife industries and the need for comprehensive, industry-specific, support-centered training that addresses crisis intervention, harm reduction and prevention across many contemporary risk factors in nightlife venues.

discussion topics for VENUE SECURITY TRAINING AND SECURITY STAFF

This session will be a discussion among practitioners from different perspectives and session participants on the following topics:

  • Risk factors: Sexual Assault, Intoxication, Underage Access, Active Shooter, Theft, Drugs, Occupancy and Aggression
  • How much training can be provided to security staff?
  • What incentives can motivate participation?
  • Is there a way to provide an integrated approach to avoid overlap and connect the risk factors?
  • Who is the best to deliver the training?
  • What lessons have you learned in communicating your prevention focus to venue operators and staff?
  • How can participation be recognized?
  • What is the future of security recruitment and training?

 

DISCUSSION PANELISTS

Paul Seres
RHI Board
Founding Trustee
New York City Hospitality Alliance
MODERATOR

Chauntel R Gerdes
Co-Founder
OutSmartNYC

JC DIAZ
First Vice President
International Nightlife Association

michael Goodson
Lieutenant
Philadelphia Police Department

Jonathan Hunter
Owner
Raven Lounge
Philadelphia Police Department Advisory Council

 

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