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Tuesday, March 22 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Violence in Nightclubs, Bars, & Restaurants - Steps to Mitigate

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According to the FBI, violent crime increased overall in 2020 by 5% and has continued to increase in 2021. Murders increased by 30% primarily in larger cities. Violent crime according to the FBI is murder, robbery, sexual assault and aggravated assault. Violent crimes occurring in bars and nightclubs has also increased over the last two years. The chances of your bar or nightclub being sued after a violent crime has occurred are much higher than they were only five years ago.

This session will cover the understanding of violent crimes that occur in bars and nightclubs, the types of crimes (e.g., targeted, interpersonal, predatory) and what a responsible owner or manager should do to reasonably protect patrons from foreseeable harm. Gun related violence also continues to increase in bars and nightclubs based on societal acceptance of guns and the huge increases in gun sales year after year.
There are things that can and should be done regardless of the size and scope of your operation to meet the standard of care or what a reasonable bar owner or manager should do including an action plan in the event of an active shooter, having an adequate surveillance system, and having procedures demonstrating your commitment to preventing or reducing violent crime.

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Alan W. Zajic

Founder/Owner, AWZ Consulting
Alan W. Zajic is a Nevada-licensed, Board-Certified, independent security consultant specializing in hospitality, gaming, nightclubs and retail security environments.He has over 35 years of practical hands on experience in security and surveillance operations to include Security Director... Read More →

Tuesday March 22, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
LVCC South Hall, Room S226