RECENT ARTICLES
  • NCS4's CSSP Program Now ANSI-Accredited

    by Alison Crumpton March 2017

    The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi's Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) certification program has earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Personnel Certification Accreditation Program. ANSI's accreditation program is recognized as a world-renowned leader in personnel credentialing.

  • NCS4 Signs Agreement with INTERPOL

    by AB Editors October 2016

    To strengthen law enforcement capacity in sport safety and security, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has signed a cooperation agreement with The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

  • NCS4 Best Practices Guides

    by AB Staff October 2016

    Download the guide(s) of your choice below:

  • National Marathon Safety and Security Summit Set

    by AB Editors October 2016

    Marathon and endurance event officials from across the country will converge on Dec. 12-14 in Biloxi, Miss. for the National Marathon Safety and Security Summit, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

  • Inaugural Professional Summit brings together industry leaders worldwide

    by Van Arnold April 2016

    More than 80 experts in sports security convened for the inaugural Professional Sports Facilities Summit this past March at The University of Southern Mississippi's National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security in Hattiesburg. Attendees included event and facility managers, operations personnel, local and state law enforcement officers, government officials, emergency managers, emergency services personnel and invited solution providers.

  • Advancing Athletic Security at the NCS4 Collegiate Summit

    by Emily Attwood April 2016

    In January, the third NCS4 College Summit brought together safety and security professionals from across the country representing collegiate athletic programs large and small, with budgets to match. Attendees represented state and local law enforcement, emergency services, athletic departments and public safety departments, to name a few.

  • The Value of Certification to Sports Security Professionals

    by Elizabeth Voorhees April 2016

    For security practitioners working in the sports and special events industry today, a broad knowledge base is essential to their success. The Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) designation was developed to address the increasingly complex job of protecting and securing people, property and information. Credentialing is a proven method of establishing competency standards and assigning credibility within a career field. To understand more about about why the need for certification is becoming more critical for sport security professionals, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) asked two leading industry professionals to explain why they view certification as an important part of professional growth and industry advancement.

  • NCS4 Interscholastic Summit: Implementing best practices and improving afterschool safety

    by Gameday Security editors February 2016

    More than eight million students participate in interscholastic athletics and afterschool programs each year, and 336 million spectators attend these events. When a school-based emergency or incident occurs, often it is the school personnel who are first to arrive on the scene. Understanding the key role athletic administrators play in mitigating risk in these situations, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) last year unveiled the first edition of its "Best Practices Guide" for interscholastic athletics.

  • Safety and Security Recent Incidents: October 14

    by AB Staff October 2015

    A roundup of recent safety and security headlines in the athletics industry:

  • Safety and Security Recent Incidents: September 23

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    A roundup of recent safety and security headlines in the athletics industry:

    NHL Initiates League-Wide Use of Metal Detectors

    Starting this season, the National Hockey League will require that all 30 arenas that house its teams use metal detectors at all entryways.