The Seattle Police Department is offering a Security Training Program on Sunday, July 21, beginning at noon, at the Seattle Police Department headquarters. The class is not just for security personnel. Security training is imperative for individuals who work physical security or screen patrons at the door. It is also extremely beneficial to any employee who regularly interacts with clientele. Maintaining a highly-trained staff, ready to deal with difficult situations, is vital to the safety of both the patrons and the employees. Topics of instruction will include screening patrons, handling problem situations, and tips on shutting down and dispersing patrons. Registration and a $60 feel is required. For more information, click here.
As the city moves forward with the extended service hours portion of the Seattle Nightlife Initiative, it is also beginning to address safety issues around transportation once bars close their doors for the night. Starting this month and in August, late-night taxi zones will be installed in five of Seattle’s busiest bar districts to encourage people to not drink and drive. These zones would allow up to four taxi cabs at a time to line up curbside from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and wait for customers.