FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
SECURITY PROFESSIONALS REFLECT ON LESSONS LEARNED DURING
SUPER BOWL XLVII INFRASTRUCTURE SYMPOSIUM
HOSTED BY BERKELEY COLLEGE
At “Protecting Critical Infrastructure – Monday Morning Quarterback: Lessons from the Big Game,” the symposium sponsored by Berkeley College at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, 150 law enforcement officials, business and security professionals, college professors, administrators and students shared their insights and discussed public safety today and plans for the future.
Speakers included Peter C. Harvey, Esq., Partner Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP, former New Jersey Attorney General and Trustee, Berkeley College; Edward Dickson, Director, and Joseph Picciano, Deputy Director, Division of Preparedness, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness; James Waters, Chief, New York City Police Department, Counterterrorism; Patrick Clark, Captain, NJ Transit Police Department; Mark Mangan, Captain, New Jersey State Police, and the Officer in Charge of Super Bowl Security Operations. Mike Falvey, Security Manager, MetLife Stadium, led a tour for students and others following the presentations.
According to Ron Hurley, Berkeley College Director of Public Safety, the seminar was important because it promoted awareness and strengthened public-private partnerships, both of which are critical to continued safety and security.
The presenters provided an overview of what it takes to protect public events such as the Super Bowl at the Meadowlands, and how to manage emergency response efforts in the wake of crisis’ such as terrorist attacks and weather-related disasters. Each of the speakers stressed the importance of collaboration, communication and public/private partnerships.
“You have to have a plan and you have to have contingencies built into the plan,” said Captain Mark Mangan, the officer in charge of Super Bowl Security Operations for the New Jersey State Police. “It's just a matter of time before something happens, but it’s not going to happen here,” he said when discussing the Super Bowl and two years of security planning that went into the event. “We’ve made every game a Super Bowl,” he added, referring to ongoing refinements to security at MetLife Stadium.
To view a copy of the post-event synopsis of the Infrastructure Symposium published by the Berkeley College Office of the President, Communications and External Relations, go to: http://bit.ly/1ooOk7A.
A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption A: Chief James Waters, Counterterrorism Bureau of the New York Police Department, addresses 150 law enforcement officials, business and security professionals, college professors, administrators and students at “Protecting Critical Infrastructure – Monday Morning Quarterback: Lessons from the Big Game,” the symposium sponsored by Berkeley College at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. To view a copy of the post-event synopsis, go to: http://bit.ly/1ooOk7A.
To view a high resolution image of the photo above, go to: http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/ALL_Infrastructure_050114-1.jpg
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