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"Some officers are uniformed, some are lightly uniformed or have no uniforms," said Schommer. "We want a pleasant experience for customers without making it feel like, 'Hey, there's something wrong.' "
Although, Ohio audiences have valid reason to not consider a disastrous event happening at their concerts, terrorism expert Dr. Glen Duerr of Cedarville University believes otherwise.
Duerr explained that while it is true and beneficial that Ohio does not have venues close to major transportation centers, he urges that "we have to remain vigilant."
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Venue owners and operators exhibit this mindset and note that communication is key.
Schommer said having a relationship with customers who attend the concerts is useful.
"Make sure they know who to go to, how to report it, that is the biggest force multiplier," he said. "The old "see something, say something" phrase is good advice. For [me] it's all about identify, deter and prevent."
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