Harry Koffenberger, vice president of Corporate Security, in the department's command center. At work in the background are protective services officers Darlene Fairley (left) and Tanaya Hitt.
To Catch a Thief
Using surveillance cameras, the Web and some eager “detectives,” Corporate Security is solving high-profile crimes. The department is also launching a text-messaging system for emergencies this month.
Late on the evening of May 1, 2006, the computer system inside Hopkins' massive Weinberg Building crashed. Within an hour, an IT worker was on site, and he realized immediately that the disruption was no technical glitch. The valuable computer parts that were the guts of the system were entirely missing. Apparently, a techno-savvy thief was on the loose.