Best Practices


The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS⁴) at the University of Southern Mississippi recognizes the inherent need for providing effective safety and security measures for sports and special events of all sizes.  To promote a consistent methodology for risk management and security planning, the Center hosts annual summits for Intercollegiate Athletics, Interscholastic Athletics and After-School Activities, Commercial Sport and Entertainment Facilities, and Marathons and Running Events. 

 

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS⁴) at the University of Southern Mississippi recognizes the inherent need for providing effective safety and security measures for sports and special events of all sizes.  To promote a consistent methodology for risk management and security planning, the Center hosts annual summits for Intercollegiate Athletics, Interscholastic Athletics and After-School Activities, Commercial Sport and Entertainment Facilities, and Marathons and Running Events. 
 
During these summits, representatives from event management, facilities operations, law enforcement, emergency management, fire, emergency medical services, technology firms, and public safety agencies discuss current safety and security issues, identify solutions, and propose future best practices through professional collaboration.  The summits are an invaluable opportunity to discuss common challenges with other professionals, share lessons learned, and identify innovative solutions to help improve current safety and security operations.  
 
Moderated discussions with security experts during the summits, along with supplemental academic research, contribute to the development of safety and security best practice guidebooks on an annual basis.

As the latest COMPLIMENTARY versions of the best practices guides become available we will be sharing them here:
Marathon and Running Events Safety and Security Best Practices Guide (5th edition, 2019)

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