FBI talks sports safety and security at USM


HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss had the FBI and many officers and officials from different power five universities at the Trent Lott Center over the last couple of days to discuss a variety of topics at this year's National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit.

Some of the topics that were discussed were food safety, medal detection, and homegrown violent extremist threats.

Joe Monroe, Chief of Police at the University of Kentucky said, "Well you know in today's society, campus safety is huge. College campuses around the country are soft targets. So, one of the things that we're having to do is look at our sporting events and special events that we're hosting on these campuses around the country and how we can make them less of a target for some kind of domestic or international terrorism incident that can occur. So, by helping all these colleges have some template to go by, it helps them to prepare themselves for these different events."

Chief Monroe also said this summit is a great tool for people to take advantage of.

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