Personal Safety and Facility Security Tips
SANTA ANA, Calif. , Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A significant amount of crime occurs at athletic events around the nation, including theft and assaults, despite increased security at a vast majority of events post-9/11. A review of incidents, along with communications event officials nationwide, suggests that increased attention should be focused on adequate staffing and supervision, advance planning of security strategies and thoughtful emergency preparedness planning.
Athletic events at high schools and colleges attract highly emotional crowds in a competitive environment, often also further fueled by drugs or alcohol. The spectators include a mix of fans including students and alumni from both schools, parents, community members and more. Crowd psychology tells us that some individuals who may otherwise not act aggressively in "normal," one-on-one environments may act out aggressively in a crowd. This is often attributed to the real and perceived anonymity provided by a large crowd, as well as the crowd's emotions created within the large gathering.
New event security procedures, policies and measures include:
Personal Security Tips for Events
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