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NCS4 to host Safety and Security Summits

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a series of Safety and Security Summits in early 2020, including the National Intercollegiate Safety and Security Summit, the National Interscholastic Athletics and After School Safety and Security Summit, and the Professional Sports Safety and Security Summit.

Details on the upcoming summits are as follows:

National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit

The 2020 National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit will be held January 21-23 in Columbus, Ohio. The summit will address critical safety and security issues facing those responsible for intercollegiate athletics safety and security. Every university program presents unique safety and security challenges in implementing best operatory practices. This is an opportunity for industry professionals to come together and discuss best practices in a collaborative environment with the goal of developing a comprehensive guide that will be the industry standard. 

Key discussion topics will include: 

  • Event day safety and security
  • Crowd dynamics and management
  • Emergency action planning
  • Risk and threat assessment
  • Education, training and awareness
  • Command, control and communications

National Interscholastic Athletics Safety and Security Summit 

The 2020 National Interscholastic Athletics Safety and Security Summit will be held Feb. 4-6 at the McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Event Center in McKinney, Texas. The Summit addresses critical safety and security issues facing those responsible for interscholastic athletics safety and security. Each high school program presents unique safety and security challenges in implementing best operatory practices. This is an opportunity for industry professionals to come together and discuss best practices in a collaborative environment with the goal of developing a comprehensive guide to become the industry standard.

As with the National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit, discussions at the National Interscholastic Athletics Safety and Security Summit will focus on: 

  • Event day safety and security
  • Crowd dynamics and management
  • Emergency action planning
  • Risk and threat assessment
  • Education, training and awareness
  • Command, control and communications

Professional Sports Safety and Security Summit

The 2020 Professional Sports Safety and Security Summit, Feb. 11-13, 2020, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., will address the key critical safety and security challenges facing the professional sports industry and formally develop the 5th edition of the Professional Sports Safety and Security Best Practices. Critical issues will be addressed facing those responsible for safety and security preparations at event venues. Every facility presents unique safety and security challenges in implementing best operatory practices. This is an opportunity for industry professionals to come together and discuss best practices in a collaborative environment.

The event will feature:

  • Opportunities to examine threats, risks and countermeasures of identified major issues.
  • Insight on unique perspectives allowing for innovative, current and future-oriented solutions.
  • Strategies for organizational growth and development.
  • Solutions for event challenges in managing your safety and security organization, sizing, equipment and response capability.
  • Networking with thought leaders from the professional sport safety and security profession.
  • Panels/Speakers of renowned leaders from different safety and security perspectives sharing their expertise.
  • Continuous improvement through documented dynamic discussion sessions.

For more information about these NCS4 Safety and Security Summits, visit https://ncs4.usm.edu/events