August 30, 2014  

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NCS4 Holds Pilot Workshop on Safety and Security at High School Events

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NCS4 pilot program held Sept. 18 on Hattiesburg campus addressed security issues at area high schools.

Jay Hammes, founder and president of Safe Sport Zone, speaks to participants in the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) pilot workshop on high school athletics safety and security, held Tuesday, Sept. 18 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. Representatives of several area school districts attended the event, which focused on risk management training for after school interscholastic athletic events. Hammes has more than two decades of experience in athletic administration and managing athletic events at one of the largest high schools in Wisconsin. He has worked with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in its national leadership training program, while also sharing strategies with school districts across the country to help them address event security issues. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)