Security experts talk event safety post Boston Marathon
STURGIS, Mich. -- When it comes to large events, a lot of time goes into security preparation. Security experts say that it is extremely difficult to secure marathons because they cover so many miles.
Edward Becher with the Bodyguard Academy, has years of national security under his belt. He says that any time you go to an event with thousands of people, you can expect there to be a higher risk level.
"The problem with a marathon is you are talking about an event that’s covering 27 miles, where as a football game you are talking about one general area," said Becher.
With Notre Dame’s Blue Gold Game coming up and the Sunburst Marathon right around the corner, there’s no doubt that security will increase.
"I think we are going to see a more heightened security at those two events you’ll see a lot more uniform and plain clothes law enforcement," said Becher.
Becher says that the fact that there were two explosions at the Boston Marathon is actually common.
He says that as a rule of thumb if you hear one, you should expect to hear another.
If you and your family go to any large events, security experts recommend always designating at least two meeting spots outstide of the venue where you all can meet up if you get separated in an emergency.
They say the last thing you want to do is think that you will be able to rely on your cell phones.