Considers Beefing Up Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Security By Hiring Contractor

Published : Monday, November 4, 2019 | 5:47 AM

The Pasadena City Council’s Public Safety Committee is expected to finalize discussions Monday on a recommendation by Pasadena police to re-engage the services of Apex Security Group, a Northridge-based security services contractor, for supplemental traffic control and security work during the coming New Year activities in the City.

The recommendation will be forwarded to the full City Council later Monday for likely approval.

Apex Security has been providing supplemental security and traffic control to the Pasadena Police Department during the New Year since 2012, an Agenda Report from Pasadena Police Chief John Perez showed.

Apex operates across the United States. Its website explains that its personnel “consists of armed, off-duty law enforcement officers.”

Approval of the recommendation will pave the way for the City Manager to finalize a purchase order contract with Apex Security Group for one year in the amount of $80,000, with the option of four one-year extensions, or a maximum of $440,000 for five years.

The report said the Pasadena Police Department will need the additional support so it could provide adequate security and traffic control throughout the City, where the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game are held on New Year’s Day. Activities that need to be secured include all pre-parade, parade, and post-parade operations and the football game at the Rose Bowl, the report said.

Apex Security Group was one of two contractors that submitted proposals after the City published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Special Event Security and Traffic Control last September. A review panel from the police department evaluated and scored the two proposals based on such criteria as experience, professional qualification, hourly costs and others, and decided on Apex as the more qualified proponent.

The Public Safety Committee meeting begins at 4:15 p.m. at the City Council chamber at City Hall.


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