Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Best Practices Guide

Publication Date: 2015
Abstract: The purpose of this living guide is to document, through professional collaboration, a collection of vetted best practices to assist those responsible for safety and security at collegiate sports events. The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi hosted the second annual National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit on January 27-29, 2015. Representatives from university and college athletic administrations, athletic conferences, Bowls, and public safety agencies addressed current safety and security issues facing intercollegiate athletics, identified solutions as well as proposed future best practices and implementation strategies. The discussions with security experts at the Summit, the publishing of the Promising Practices for Securing College and University Spectator Events from Criminal Extremist Attacks, and the research conducted at the NCS4, provided the basis for the development and evolution of the second edition of Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Best Practices Guide. Universities and colleges, athletic conferences, Bowls and NCAAs may take these best practices into account in developing sports facility and event security and safety arrangements.