This assessment is a detailed study and analysis of Hollywood and Highland Center, its
structures, physical features, environment, operating procedures, and internal controls.
This assessment is designed to assist management in evaluating the adequacy of existing asset and personnel protection efforts and to develop any necessary recommendations for correcting security deficiencies.
Description of area:
The Hollywood and Highland Center is a CIM Group owned facility SELECTED SIZE in size located in the City of Los Angeles, a city of over 3.89 million. The Facility is has no set perimeter with public sidewalks and streets running directly through the property. The 5 floors of the Hollywood and Highland Center have various levels of physical security and access control depending on their contents and purpose.
Number and type of facilities: 5 Floors (any serving multiple purposes)
640,000 square feet
65,000 square feet of gathering spaces
637 room hotel
Underground Metro rail station (Red Line, 137,000 riders daily)
3,000 spot parking garage
Average hourly number of visitors at Hollywood and Highland:
5,000 (25 million annually)
- Law Enforcement Jurisdiction:
Los Angeles Police Department have primary jurisdiction and routinely respond to calls on the property. Los Angeles County Sheriff maintains a presence as well, manning the metro station
- Security Personnel (unarmed, and BID contractors) also patrol the area and deal with less serious calls
LAPD are available to respond 24 hours a day as needed. Los Angeles Fire Department Station 27 responds within 5 minutes.
- Facilities and activities adjacent to Hollywood and Highland Center
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is adjacent to Hollywood and Highland Center. The Walk of Fame borders the Hollywood and Highland center on the East and South edges. This area attracts a large number of tourists yearround. (See map encl 1)
- Attached (see encl 2) (You will get this from your local intelligence office)
Problems in the Last 12 Months: None noted (Describe in detail) Vulnerabilities:
1 . The street corner of Hollywood and Highland has a large number of transients, panhandlers, and street performers who often become aggressive.
2. Due to the proximity of the 101 Freeway and the high traffic of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave, gridlock can occur, slowing emergency response times
3. The center is mostly open air with multiple large entryways. Visitors are free to come and go unimpeded
4. The Metro rail station is underground and has few exits
5. Special events such as premiers and awards shows, including the Academy Awards, attract very high numbers of spectators and are a strain on police and security resources
6. Such special events are also highly televised and