How to Protect Against Rioting at Your College

Kentucky fans believed in an undefeated season, but took to the streets when their team was defeated in the Final Four by Wisconsin. (Photo via shutterstock.com)
Kentucky fans believed in an undefeated season, but took to the streets when their team was defeated in the Final Four by Wisconsin. (Photo via shutterstock.com)

Joe Monroe, chief of police at the University of Kentucky, has gotten used to protecting the streets of Lexington from rioting fans. He's had to do so frequently over the past few years as the school's men's basketball team, led by head coach John Calipari, has made four Final Four appearances the past five years. Last Saturday night, after the previously undefeated Wildcats were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Wisconsin, fans took to the streets of Lexington (yet again). Monroe and his campus police team (yet again) had to protect the community and keep the peace in collaboration with city police. Monroe, who teaches special-event planning for NCS4 and Texas A&M, shares his experiences while providing advice to other campus safety professionals in this Gameday Security exclusive interview:

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