• FSU Athletic Events Will Go On Despite Campus Shooting

    by News Wire Services November 2014

    Florida State University coaches and athletics department leaders expressed sadnesss and offered prayers after a shooting on campus. Seminoles athletics events will go on as scheduled, the lineup includes the football team's home contest against Boston College.

  • Series of Locker Room Thefts Hit NY Area LA Fitness Clubs

    by Lou Michel; News Staff Reporter November 2014

    The thefts have prompted police to warn gym members to avoid taking valuables with them to the facilities.

  • FAA: Flying Drones by Stadiums Can Mean Fines, Prison

    by The Associated Press October 2014

    Operators who fly drones or model planes near or over large sports stadiums and auto racetracks are breaking the law and can be fined and imprisoned for up to a year, the Federal Aviation Administration warned in a notice posted on the agency's website.

  • New System Screens 23,000 Volunteers in One Day

    by Sonja Isger Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    Palm Beach County officials say its 40,000 backlog of volunteer checks was cut by 23,000 names in one day when the district tested a new system to check those names against national criminal databases.

  • Doctor Warns of Risks Posed by Fans Pointing Lasers

    by Martin Rogers, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    As the NFL investigates complaints from the Buffalo Bills that quarterback Kyle Orton and holder Colton Schmidt had a laser pointer aimed at their eyes by someone in the crowd in Detroit, a top ophthalmologist warned of the potential damage such devices can cause.

  • NFL Game Shines Light on Laser Pointer Security Issue

    by Jay Skurski, News sports reporter October 2014

    Laser-gate is over as far as Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone is concerned. A day after he complained to referees about someone in the crowd at Ford Field shining a laser pointer at his team, Marrone said Monday he's "handed off" the issue to team President Russ Brandon to handle at the league level.

  • Police Staffing Rec Centers Armed with Guns, Vests, Radios

    by Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist October 2014

    Officers assigned to Philadelphia's Police Athletic League Centers are now required to wear bulletproof vests, topped by polo shirts embroidered with their names and tucked into cargo pants adorned with guns, cuffs, radios and such.

  • Integrating Entrance-Screening Technology in High Schools

    by Dennis Van Milligen September 2014

    Last February, New Hanover (N.C.) High School escaped a second-round upset bid by Knightdale in the boys' basketball playoffs courtesy of a last-second shot that broke a 53-53 tie, but that wasn't the only drama associated with this hotly contested game. Spectators entering the game had to go through a metal detector, a move that was necessitated by a 15-year-old student bringing a .22 caliber handgun to New Hanover's first-round game against Ashley High School. The walkthrough metal detector was set up shortly before the game, replacing police offers using handheld detectors. As New Hanover athletic director Keith Moore told StarNews of Wilmington, "I'd rather be safe than sorry."

  • Incident Management Systems Protect Facility and Spectator

    by Scott Meyers August 2014

    Responding in a timely manner before an incident escalates or has a significant impact on the safety and security of spectators is a key concern for all athletic facility managers. Common incidents at sporting events that require swift action include fights, medical and maintenance issues, and spectator complaints. During a typical major college football game, there can be as many as 200 incidents reported — anything from toilets overflowing to fan ejections.

  • Video: Guardian 8 Pro V2 Product Demo (Sponsored)

    by AB Staff July 2014

    Perfect for protecting your athletic facilities, the Guardian 8 Pro V2 is an enhanced non-lethal tool designed to deliver layered defense and incident recording to all security professionals. Join Nick Sundberg of the Washington Redskins as he learns how to use the device in this short video.