• Student Faces Discipline for Locker Room Photos

    by Mike Ellis and Nikie Mayo November 2017

    A Pickens County middle school student will face discipline after she took locker room pictures of her teammates without their consent during a basketball game in Anderson County, according to school officials.

  • New NCS4 Lab Trains Safety and Security Professionals

    by Daniel Ward October 2017

    On Sept. 1, the University of Southern Mississippi's National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Sport Security Research, Training and Operations Center at the National Sport Security Laboratory (NSSL). The new center helps bring to life NCS4's vision of being the world's leading academic research institution in addressing sports safety and security risks and threats.

  • City to Fence Field Where HS Players Threatened

    by Nick Sambides Jr. October 2017

    Bangor is planning to fence an athletic field where a local man allegedly threatened high school soccer players. Police have begun stationing an officer at Union Street Athletic Field during events, and the city will fence in the field in a few weeks, officials said. The fence will go up as soon as a contractor can do it, Parks and Recreation Department Director Tracy Willette said.

  • Jazz President: New Arena Ranks as NBA's 2nd-Most Secure

    by Jody Genessy October 2017

    Rodney Hood feels safe playing basketball in front of thousands of people. He really does. The Utah Jazz player is even quick to express gratitude that the NBA and his team take all sorts of precautionary measures to make safety a priority. Even so, Hood isn't afraid to admit he sometimes worries about scary what-if scenarios.

  • District Institutes Clear-Bag Policy for Football Games

    by Matt Bise October 2017

    In what is being called a proactive measure that is part of an ongoing safety initiative, the Berkeley County School District is piloting a "Clear Bag or No Bag" entry procedure for those attending high school football games at Goose Creek High School starting with the game against visiting Fort Dorchester.

  • Oakland A's Test Near Field Communication Ticketing

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    On Monday, Major League Baseball announce the debut of a new near-field communication (NFC) ticketing solution that will enable fans to enter a stadium by tapping their phone or Apple Watch.

  • Using Robots for Security in Sports Venues

    by Andy Berg September 2017

    When thinking about venue security, R2-D2 is likely not what comes to mind, but that could change.

  • Judge: No Guns in Municipal Rec Centers

    by Lacie Pierson September 2017

    A Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge ruled last week that some municipal recreation centers are, for legal purposes, school facilities, and firearms can't be carried there.

  • SMG Terminates U.S. Bank Stadium Security Contract

    by Courtney Cameron September 2017

    In a public statement Tuesday, U.S. Bank Stadium operator SMG announced the termination of a three-year contract with Monterrey Security after only one year due to inadequacies in record-keeping, employee training and background checks.

  • Report: Install Error Caused Practice Facility Collapse

    by Courtney Cameron September 2017

    A report released yesterday by the University of South Alabama concluded that the collapse of the school’s football training facility during construction on July 22 was the result of an installation error.