We have some basic guidelines and some templates for recurring event types.
Any contracted guest (musical act, speaker, etc.) is vetted by our Department of Public Safety to determine if there are any additional security concerns. For example right before Covid we hosted a prominent female comedian who was receiving death threats based on some political statements she had made publicly and DPS worked with the event sponsor and her management to determine an appropriate security plan.
Any contractual security requirements are reviewed and if necessary negotiated by our DPS. Guests area typically allowed their own security representative which is reviewed and coordinated by our DPS.
Also probably worth mentioning, Most of our Department of Public Safety officers that staff events are Peace Officers carrying firearms. We do have a number of officers who are Community Service Officers (not sure if that's a universal term) that do not carry firearms. It's a mixed bag of who we get at events based on their OT rules but the higher the security protocol for an event the more likely it's majority or all peace officers.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Scott Casanova '99 (Pronouns: he/him/his) Associate Director Student Engagement
T 315.443.4458 F 315.443.4617 firstname.lastname@example.org
230 Schine Student Center, 200 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244 scps.syr.edu