APD Annual Reports - 2018 Annual Report - Page 51

Homeland Security and Special Events Unit The Homeland Security and Special Events Unit conducts scheduling of staff at large events and venues within the Entertainment District. The unit also reviews permits for special events and assists with neighborhood integrity operations surrounding stadium events. In 2018, the unit staffed 38 events at AT&T Stadium, including football games, concerts, and rodeos. Unit personnel staffed 89 events at Globe Life Park. Texas Live! opened in the latter part of 2018 and requires law enforcement staffing during key events. The unit provided staffing for 17 run events including a full marathon and half marathon. The unit also participated in three parades including July 4 th , Veterans Day and Holiday of Lights. Enchant Christmas was staffed for 35 nights during the holiday season. The Convention Center added an E-sports stadium to the list of events that are regularly housed at the facility. The Special Events Unit works closely with event organizers to ensure adequate law enforcement staffing during large-scale events. During sporting events at AT&T Stadium, the unit assigns officers to neighborhood integrity to assist with quality of life concerns that can manifest themselves when people disregard parking regulations and other ordinances and laws. Officers proactively look for violations to ensure residents are able to access their streets and homes. Arlington, Texas Police Department | 51