We support the sports and entertainment industries through innovative research, training, and outreach programs. Our mission is realized by working closely with a diverse group of organizations and subject matter experts to better understand the threat environment, identify vulnerabilities, communicate risk-mitigation techniques, and close capability gaps.
We will be a leading partner with government, private sector, and sports and entertainment organizations to create and deliver critical resources for enhancing safety and security.
The NCS4 mission centers around three pillars: Training & Education, Research, and Outreach
The NCS⁴’s national and international training programs focus on risk management, incident management, evacuation and protective measures, crowd management, and crisis communications. In addition, professional development certifications are available for all staff levels, and educational degree and certificate programs are provided through the USM’s nationally-recognized College of Business and Economic Development.
The NCS⁴ applied research goals are accomplished through partnerships with industry professionals and academic programs. Industry research reports are published on national surveys and a research seminar series shares interdisciplinary research on sports safety and security topics.
The NCS4 collaborates with professional associations, government agencies, academic entities, and the private sector to develop and deliver critical resources and networking opportunities, such as the annual conference and forums, as well as best practices, guidelines, and technology solution white papers.
More than 95k individuals trained across all training and educational programs
21 Research Affiliates producing 140+ scholarly publications
Best Practices available online with 9,000+ views over the past year