The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Police Department, in partnership with the City of Little Rock Office of Emergency Management, will host the Sports Event Risk Management workshop Feb. 12-13.
The training is free to participants and will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Little Rock Fire Department Training Facility on 7000 Murray St., Little Rock.
The course is geared toward owners and operators of large arenas and venues, event management and operations staff, athletic departments, public safety agencies, and local government representatives, as well as community response, risk management, and emergency management personnel.
Taught through the University of Southern Mississippi National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, the course is designed to build sport and special event risk management capabilities for community-wide collaboration. Through activity-based training modules, safety and security teams will learn planning, risk assessment, training, and continuous improvement practices.
Participants will return to their respective sport venues with the skills needed to coordinate the development or enhancement of a sport event security management system and can earn 1.6 continuing education unit credits. The course is funded by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Participants canregister online, but must create a free account to sign up.