Safety & Security: Facility Security
School Forced to Replace 22 Stolen Football Helmets
by Michael Arace, The Columbus Dispatch August 2015
Riddell Speed helmets cost $265 apiece, counting the paint job. The haul on 22 used helmets could be significant -- if the items can be fenced. Therein lies the pilferer's problem.
Feral Hogs Invade Texas High School Football Field
by Jason Scott August 2015
A pack of feral hogs is causing trouble at Liberty High School near Houston, Tex.
How the Modern Command Center Is Improving Security at Sporting Events
by Dennis Van Milligen August 2015
The Oakland Raiders are most commonly associated with deceased owner Al Davis, the man famous for the phrase, "Just win, baby." In this century, winning has been hard to come by for the Raiders, who have posted five or fewer victories in 10 of the past 12 seasons, including a three-year stretch from 2006 to 2008 in which they won 11 games combined. While the team on the field was anything but elite during that time, it was the team behind the scenes, specifically within its command center, that was developing into the envy of other NFL franchises.
Court: NFL Can Ban Off-Duty Officer Guns in Stadiums
by David Chanen, Staff Writer, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) August 2015
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the National Football League can ban off-duty officers from bringing guns into stadiums on game day. But in sending the case back to Hennepin County District Court, the court also made it clear that it is leaving the door open for the ban to be overturned.
Police Seek Man Who Took YMCA Locker Room Photos
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) August 2015
Colorado Springs police are working on a case where a man was spotted taking pictures of young boys in a locker room at a YMCA.
State Gun Law, Arena Policies Contradictory
by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean August 2015
A recent opinion issued by the Tennessee attorney general “opens the door” to concealed carry permit holders potentially being allowed to take their weapons into the facilities where the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators play, says a former attorney for ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen.
Another Teen Shot Dead in Albuquerque Park
by Nicole Perez & Robert Browman, Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) July 2015
Another Albuquerque teenager is dead from gunfire. In the third incident in four months, Albuquerque juveniles were involved in a fatal shooting Monday morning. A 14-year-old was killed and two other teens were shot and injured around 2 a.m. while hanging out in a group at Pat Hurley Park on the city's West Side.
Teen Fatally Shot Over Basketball Game at LA Fitness
by The Commercial Appeal July 2015
Police said one man walked into the fitness center and opened fire on the victim, who died at the scene. The shooter then ran and was not in custody Friday night.
Product Spotlight: Locker Rooms
by AB Editors July 2015
How Lock Technologies Are Simplifying Shared-Use Operations
by Paul Steinbach July 2015
Combination padlocks, keys, bolt cutters -- they're all getting harder to find in athletics, fitness and recreation locker rooms these days. That's because code-based mechanical and electronic lock technology has made life easier for both locker users and facility managers, if a little less lucrative for local locksmiths.