The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi is conducting training exercises for upcoming sport risk management workshops at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hattiesburg.
The training will be held from Monday, Feb. 1 through noon on Wednesday, Feb. 3. These exercises are designed to help train safety and security personnel who will supervise the risk management workshops at National Football League stadiums and collegiate venues across the country. The workshops begin in April and will run through August.
The training is part of a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Last year NCS4 sponsored 29 sport event risk management workshops. A total of 1,061 individuals from 228 NCAA Division I, II and III institutions received training in the workshops.
Established in 2006, NCS4 is the only sports security training organization of its kind in the United States and remains the recognized leader in addressing potential threats and risks to the safety and security of sporting events. Through research, education and innovative solutions, the center continues to enhance the level of preparedness at sporting venues worldwide.
For more information about the center call 601-266-6183 or visit www.NCS4.com
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.