McCormick Place has a full-time security force with a number of supervisors. They are not sworn officers, but Rosebrock said that doesn’t dilute security at the massive venue. “The bottom line is that we have to work with each individual show. Each show runs its own contract security as well. But we are responsible for the facility and the safety of the people when they come in. Communication is everything. Security is a difficult field—you don’t have that level of power like the police department. You have to work with people—and it’s all a matter of balance. The ideal thing is to be proactive and not reactive and we do that with intelligence,” he said.