PRIMA RiskWatch
Sept. 16, 2010

Leadership Development Committee applications due Nov. 1
Don't miss your chance to help choose PRIMA's leadership! PRIMA's Leadership Development Committee interviews and selects candidates to be presented to the membership for election to fill open Board seats. PRIMA is now accepting applications to serve on this important committee. All committee members must be available to meet in PRIMA's office in Alexandria, Va., on March 11, 2011, and PRIMA will fund the travel expenses for this meeting. Submit your application by Nov. 1! Visit our website for more information and an application.More

Security tightest yet for Pope's Scots visit
The Press and Journal
The Pope will be protected by the biggest security operation mounted in Scotland when he makes his historic state visit. Hundreds of police officers from three forces will be drafted in to ensure his safety as he attends events in Edinburgh and Glasgow.More

Drug war woes dampen Mexico's bicentennial party
Mexico is celebrating its 200th anniversary as an independent nation and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican revolution. But the celebrations, which kick off Wednesday night, come amid much sadness for some Mexicans as the country is being swept by a wave of drug violence.More

Dead man found in Los Angeles airport restroom, his head covered in a bag and hands bound
Los Angeles Times
A man whose head was covered in a bag and who had his hands bound was found dead Wednesday morning in a restroom at Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. Airport police were called to the bathroom shortly before 8 a.m. and found a body slumped in a stall, according to sources familiar with the case. They called Los Angeles police, who dispatched detectives with the department's robbery-homicide division to investigate.More

City of Phoenix to pay Jack Harris' legal fees
The Arizona Republic
Phoenix will pay up to $49,000 for Public Safety Manager Jack Harris' legal defense in a lawsuit that claims he is illegally drawing pension benefits while working for the city. The Phoenix City Council voted 5-3 to hire a law firm that specializes in pension law and cover Harris' legal defense, which he has been paying. Elected officials and the public grappled over the issue recently. Those against the city paying Harris' bill say he is being sued as a private individual and should be responsible for the legal costs.More

Dangers of Internet for children highlighted by Skype incident
Pioneer Press
A 10-year-old Lake Forest girl was chatting with her friends on Skype about the first day of school and some homework assignments recently. It was not unusual for the student to log into Skype — which offers free video calls and instant messaging to others on Skype — on Sept. 1, as she and her friends have been using it for awhile now. So, when a user with a screen name she didn't recognize requested to chat with her, she accepted, thinking it was a friend from the neighborhood, said her mother.More

Attack raises security concerns at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Mo.
A school spokeswoman said Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Mo., was already in the early stages of converting to a commissioned police department for campus protection when a dean was attacked and seriously cut recently.More

Nightclub checks don't quite make security sense
Arizona Daily Star
Quickie computerized checks of county court records are not the most effective way to ensure safety at a nightclub. The Star's Coley Ward reported Sunday that the Pearl Nightclub is doing online checks of people wanting to enter the club who don't comply with the establishment's dress code. The club's management is responding to an August tragedy when someone fired into a crowd in Pearl's parking lot and killed a 21-year-old man and wounded four other people.More