Safety & Security: Event Security
SEC to Increase Fine for Storming Courts, Fields
by David Paschall, Chattanooga Times Free Press May 2015
Storming the field or the court after landmark Southeastern Conference victories is about to become a lot more expensive. Outgoing SEC commissioner Mike Slive is making the safety of student-athletes and fans a big concern before his departure in late July.
Federer Slams French Open On-Court Security Lapse
by Howard Fendrich May 2015
As Roger Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos - a cellphone selfie.
Race Nixed Amid Colorado Roadway Shootings Anxiety
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado May 2015
The shooting death of a bicyclist considered the unofficial mayor of a normally quiet Colorado town has led organizers to cancel a popular annual race, while a lack of details in the case fuels speculation that Windsor's first homicide in eight years is linked to a nearby highway shooting.
Portugal Investigates Police Beating at Soccer Game
by The Bismarck Tribune May 2015
Jose Magalhaes took his two young boys and his elderly father to watch a big Portuguese soccer game, thinking it would be a treat for all. Instead, he and his family are at the center of a national scandal over alleged police brutality.
Air Force Hosts HS Swim Meet Amid Tightened Security
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) May 2015
Records most certainly will fall when the top 5A boys' swimmers and divers in the state converge on the Air Force Academy's natatorium for the state meet Friday and Saturday.
Excessive Drinking at Baseball Game Concerns Fans
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
The home opener for any baseball team and their fans is an exciting game to kick off the new season. However, for the Toronto Blue Jays, excitement has given way to excessive drinking and an aggressive atmosphere that has many Jays fans thinking twice before purchasing tickets.
How to Protect Against Rioting at Your College
by Dennis Van Milligen April 2015
Joe Monroe, chief of police at the University of Kentucky, has gotten used to protecting the streets of Lexington from rioting fans. He's had to do so frequently over the past few years as the school's men's basketball team, led by head coach John Calipari, has made four Final Four appearances the past five years. Last Saturday night, after the previously undefeated Wildcats were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Wisconsin, fans took to the streets of Lexington (yet again). Monroe and his campus police team (yet again) had to protect the community and keep the peace in collaboration with city police. Monroe, who teaches special-event planning for NCS4 and Texas A&M, shares his experiences while providing advice to other campus safety professionals in this Gameday Security exclusive interview:
Blog: Madison Prepares for the Best, and Worst, Tonight
by Dennis Van Milligen April 2015
There was never any doubt that chaos would reign supreme across the streets of Lexington, but those that bleed Kentucky blue (and many that don't) expected that chaos to come tonight after Kentucky completed its perfect season with a victory over Duke. Instead, that time frame was accelerated to Saturday night when John Calipari's McDonald's All-Americans fell to Bo Ryan's Wisconsin team 71-64 in the NCAA men's basketball national semifinal.
Police Brace for Potential Dayton Win with Extra Officers
by Jessica Heffner March 2015
For two nights in a row, about 20 additional Dayton police officers were assigned to the campus to supplement the university officers as students celebrated St. Patrick's Day and the Flyers' first win against Boise State...
In Arizona, Scaled-Back Plans to Quell Postgame Mobs
by Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star March 2015
Tuscon city council was set to impose strict new rules on unruly crowds, but dropped the plan Monday after protesters complained the restrictions were too broad, questioning how they could be applied to peaceful protests.