Officer Mike Baker in tactical gear outside Beaver Stadium

Police visibility to increase for home football games

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Penn State football fans will see an increase in police visibility during football games at Beaver Stadium beginning this season, as part of the University’s ongoing efforts to review and implement best practices related to the safety of the game day experience.

Starting with the Nittany Lions’ home opener on Sept. 1, fans can expect to see police officers outfitted in tactical gear at each stadium entry gate. Additionally, members of the Centre County Tactical Response Team, uniformed in full protective gear, will conduct patrols in and around Beaver Stadium throughout game days. 

“The safety and security of students, employees and visitors remains the top priority for Penn State. Tens of thousands of fans gather at Beaver Stadium for each home football game, and we regularly review and update our safety procedures. This prudent increase in police visibility aligns with best practices,” said David Gray, senior vice president for finance and business, which oversees University Police and Public Safety.

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