RECENT ARTICLES
  • NCS4 Invites You to Participate in the Southern Miss Gold Rush

    by NCS4 Staff March 2015

    The Southern Miss Gold Rush is a 36-hour, online fundraising event that encourages giving to the areas of your choice at The University of Southern Mississippi. From noon on Tuesday, March 24, through midnight on Wednesday, March 25, every gift to the USM Foundation will help show the impact we can make on the future of Southern Miss.

  • Safety and Security Recent Incidents: March 10

    by NCS4 Staff March 2015

    A roundup of recent headlines in the safety and security industry from around the web. This edition features a heavy dose of fan violence at foreign events.

  • Announcing the Latest NCS4 Conference Exhibitors and Sponsors

    by NCS4 Staff March 2015

    The 6th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition is set for July 6-9, 2015 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and this year’s theme is “Enhancing Tomorrow TODAY.”

  • NCS4 Conference to Incorporate Mock Trial: Robinson vs. Collegiate Stadium

    by NCS4 Staff March 2015

    With five successful conferences already under their belts, officials at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), expect the sixth edition to be even better with the addition of several new programs this year.

  • New! Executive Sports Track for Sports Security Professionals

    by NCS4 Staff February 2015

    OBTAIN THE CERTIFIED SPORT SECURITY PROFESSIONAL (CSSP) CERTIFICATION

  • Interscholastic Summit

    by NCS4 Staff February 2015

    We’re less than four weeks away from the first annual Interscholastic Athletics and After School Safety and Security Summit, which will be held on March 21-23 at the NCS4 Headquarters in Hattiesburg, MS. We hope you’ll make plans to join us for this important event as we create the first ever Safety and Security Best Practices Guide for high schools across the country.

  • Manage the Impact of Legal Action Against Your Organization or Facility

    by NCS4 Staff February 2015

    What: Mock Trial: Robinson vs. Collegiate Stadium
    When: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
    Where: National Sports Safety and Security Conference, Orlando, Fl.

    During the opening day of the 2015 National Sports Safety and Security Conference, attendees are invited take the hot seat as jurors involved in the realistic Mock Trial: Robinson vs. Collegiate Stadium. Based upon actual cases involving alcohol abuse, fighting, personal injury, etc., the trial will help attendees manage and understand the importance of the impact of legal action against their organization or facility.
    Set in a realistic courtroom, the trial will present actual witnesses who will be cross-examined by attorneys before a judge. While a fictional stadium is used for illustrative purposes most of the scenarios discussed are applicable to any type event such as professional, collegiate, high school or an endurance event.
    At strategic points, the trial will be paused to present lessons for defense during legal action against your organization or facility, including: risk assessment, employee screening, brand protection, effective/defensive policies & procedures, etc. A follow-up discussion and workshops will allow for a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

    Case Summary:
    “The opening game of the 2013 season at Collegiate Stadium in Syracuse, New York was a rivalry match with record attendance. After the game, a violent assault on fan Mark Robinson takes place in the parking lot of the stadium during an altercation with other spectators Trent Vincent and Scott Shatzle. Stadium personnel had received several complaints about Vincent and Shatzle’s belligerence and excessive drinking during the event, with at least one verbal warning taking place. Security was still traveling to the parking lot during the short altercation. Vincent and Shatzle were arrested, however, Robinson, is suing the Stadium and Collegiate University, claiming they failed to provide proper security during the incident. Dismissal of these charges was denied by Superior Court, and the event has now moved into the national spotlight considering the popularity of the collegiate teams and brutal nature of the attack. The case is now poised for a jury trial before the Honorable Dana Alden Fox, J.S.C.”

    LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
    Register for the conference at www.ncs4.com/conference.

  • NCS4 Job Opening: Director of Compliance Policy Standards

    by NCS4 Staff February 2015

    Job Summary:  
    The candidate will need to work across a number of compliance related initiatives to ensure appropriate processes, procedures and controls are adequately designed, implemented or remediated to meet audit and compliance expectations, operating and technological efficiency goals, training and other business objectives.

  • Executive Track to Obtain CSSP Certification

    by NCS4 Staff February 2015

    The Sport Security Professional Executive Track is a unique opportunity that packages three DHS/FEMA approved sport safety and security training courses together with a review course to prepare you for the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) certification. The Executive Track is designed to tie the various components of the CSSP curriculum into a unifying framework, focusing on reviewing the core knowledge domains of the CSSP certification and preparing participants for the CSSP examination.

  • National Forum: Airspace Safety and Security for Sporting Events

    by NCS4 Staff February 2015

    Join us for a timely FORUM in which the attendees will examine the unique safety and security challenges and concerns posed by unmanned/remotely piloted aerial systems on sporting events, as well as the concerns of stakeholders responsible for maintaining safety and security.