Law enforcement veterans Captain Robert J. Finnegan, Sr., and Captain Edward W. Cobbs, Jr., have been named Chief Security/Safety Officer (CSO) and Chief of Police, respectively, at the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA).
The Little Rock Port Authority has received a $570,000 security grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to add surveillance cameras to Port locations.
Port of Palm Beach, Florida, has partnered with human trafficking prevention and mitigation campaign Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) to provide training and signage aiming to prevent trafficking.
The Port of Palm Beach implemented human trafficking prevention training for its employees. The training focuses on teaching employees how to identify human trafficking victims and how to get them help.
Random simulations took place to test security personnel’s aptitude included prevention, detection and disposal of stowaway attempts, port-users gate clearance procedures, access control procedures and understanding of video surveillance operations.
America’s largest commercial ports have failed to build up defenses against potential cyber attacks, a new study contends, raising concerns about the vulnerability of computer networks that help move energy, food and other goods to market, the Los Angeles Times reports.