• Surveillance Photo of VSU Stadium Lot Shooter Released

    by Mark Bowes October 2017

    Police on Monday released a surveillance photo of man dropping a gun on the campus of Virginia State University after allegedly shooting a Petersburg man in the parking lot...

  • Early NHL Success Helps Vegas Through Healing Process

    by The Buffalo News October 2017

    The Sabres will play their first game against the expansion Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night in T-Mobile Arena, less than a mile from the site of the shooting.

  • Shooting Prompts Security Assessment at Camden

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    In light of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas this past weekend, the Baltimore Orioles might be looking to reassess security measures at Camden Yards.

  • Suspect Detained After Bomb Found at Paris Stadium

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    Suspects are in custody after authorities in Paris found an improvised explosive device near the Paris Saint Germain soccer stadium.

  • Keeping Your Venue Safe from Terrorist Threats

    by Jeffrey Miller October 2017

    As security directors watch the terrorist threat escalate, their responses have been to fortify their programs accordingly. Unfortunately, it is not enough to keep pace with hostile actors; you must outpace them. You must anticipate new, emerging terrorist tradecraft and tactics before they are implemented. You must recognize potential risks and vulnerabilities in your facilities and address them before they are exploited. Whether you manage a professional sports venue, a high school athletic department or a community organization, the best way to begin this process is through a comprehensive risk and vulnerability assessment.

  • 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.

  • Improving Safety and Security Outside Athletic Venues

    by Dane Dodd December 2016

    In the London Tube, "MIND THE GAP" signs and announcements are everywhere to warn passengers about the dangerous space between the train and the platform. This simple phrase has always struck me as a powerful reminder of where we need to focus our efforts to ensure the safety of special events: we need to focus on the gaps.

  • Expanding Security Awareness in High School Athletics

    by Emily Attwood December 2016

    Alcohol sales, terrorist threats, public transportation schedules. These are among major security issues on the radar for many professional and collegiate athletic venues, but not high schools, at least not yet. High school athletics come with a unique list of security concerns, but the spotlight on security at higher levels — even topics not particularly germane to prep sporting events — have been a boon to high school security efforts.

  • Clear-Bag Policies Become Standard in College Athletics

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Wisconsin AD: Noose Incident to Bring Policy Changes

    by Paul Steinbach November 2016

    University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez indicated Wednesday that stadium policy will change in the wake of an incident involving fans in costume at the Badgers’ home football game Oct. 29 against Nebraska. One fan wore masks depicting U.S. president Barack Obama and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while also wearing a striped prison suit and a noose around his neck. A second fan, dressed as presidential candidate Donald Trump, held the end of the rope.