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SOURCE Globe University; Minnesota School of Business
Criminal justice students hired to provide security at international competition in Saint Paul
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing the 125 year commitment to providing students with hands-on, career-focused learning, Globe University and Minnesota School of Business have teamed up with EPG Security Group to provide qualified personnel to help ensure the safety of more than 100,000 people expected to attend Red Bull Crashed Ice event in St. Paul February 21-22, 2014. EPG Security Group has hired nine students to help provide physical security at the live and nationally televised event.
"This large scale outdoor event will allow our students to gain valuable experience," says Criminal Justice Program Chair Joseph Vanasse. "It's a great opportunity for them to demonstrate their skills in a real-world setting."
The students are currently enrolled in the criminal justice degree program where they are learning communication skills, traffic and personnel control and the basics of defense. In addition to their schooling, the students are undergoing an intense three to four hours of training with EPG where they're learning the basics of radio communication, what to look for at the event and the level of response to incidents. This is the first half of their required 12 hours of reassignment training that the State of Minnesota requires for all Protective Agents. The second half will be completed post event. Upon completion of the first training session the students will get the chance to apply their skills learned working the two-day event.
"The students' responsibilities will include monitoring the crowd for potential risk, protecting athletes competing in the event, checking IDs and distributing wristbands, coordinating with emergency services and general crowd control," says EPG Security Group CEO Erik Bergling.
Red Bull Crashed Ice is an ice cross downhill race. This is the third year Red Bull has brought the hugely popular event to Saint Paul. Hundreds of Americans have competed in eight qualifying events leading up to this second stop on the four-leg world championship tour. The Saint Paul track is said to be one of the most challenging ever built, at 430 meters long with a vertical drop of 40 meters. For more information about Red Bull Crashed Ice visit www.redbullcrashedice.com and for more information about Globe University visit www.globeuniversity.edu.
ABOUT GLOBE UNIVERSITY AND MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Globe University and Minnesota School of Business are part of a premier, family-managed network of career colleges and universities. The schools prepare students for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand professions. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world learning. Programs offer undergraduate, diploma and graduate degrees in career fields, including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences, technology, creative media and applied arts. More than 30 programs are available online. All academic programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For more information, visit www.globeuniversity.edu.
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