Anyone who has been to a nightclub knows bouncers are there to keep people safe, check identification and make the evening peaceful. Some bouncers are expanding their duties by keeping an eye out for terror attacks.
Soft targets, like nightclubs, have been hit by terrorists in places around the world. Robert Smith, a nightclub security consultant, is teaching a group of D.C. club bouncers how they can help protect their establishments and the people inside.
The bouncers are taking a 12-hour class over two days to receive National Host Security Certificate training. Smith, a retired 20-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, said one of the things they look for is a convincing fake identification, usually made in China.
"When a bouncer is checking ID, not many self-respecting terrorists are going to use their own legitimate ID. They will go get a China fake," Smith said, referring to counterfeit ID’s.
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