Guilford County Sheriff's Office Takes Security Measures at Wyndham Championship

10:20 PM, Aug 15, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC-- The Guilford County Sheriff's Office plans for security measures at the Wyndham Championship all year long.

Terror threats and travel alerts have been making headlines the past few weeks. Just last week, nearly two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates closed after the government issued a global terror alert.

Read here: Lawmakers Respond To Global Terror Alert

The Boston Marathon bombings is another reminder of terror right here at home. That high profile sporting event turned into a national tragedy exactly four months ago.

WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford wanted to know if recent terror threats have any bearing on security at the Wyndham Championship.

It turns out, the Guilford County Sheriff's Office has been planning security measures for this year's tournament, since the day after last year's tournament ended.

They take into consideration all kinds of threats from local trends to global warnings.

Sheriff's deputies and Greensboro police are stationed all around the premises.

From K9 handlers to checkpoints to traffic control, and there are a whole bunch of other positions that law enforcement likes to keep confidential.

"It's a high profile event. Anytime we have a high profile event, you know people may want to send a message or take that opportunity to get their message across," said Captain Tony Caliendo.

Captain Caliendo is the security commander at Wyndham. He told News 2 that they do take the elevated terror threat into account but it doesn't change their plans because planning for the worst is already part of their security measures.

WFMY News 2

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