Metal Detection Is Newest Piece of Security at University of Idaho Events
October 01, 2021
MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 1, 2021 — As part of the University of Idaho’s ongoing commitment to safety and security, walk-through metal detectors will be used at university events in which attendance is expected to exceed 1,000 people. The detectors will first be used at the Homecoming football game in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center on Saturday, Oct. 9. They will continue to be used for all football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, and other university sponsored events at the Kibbie Dome or Idaho Central Credit Union Arena. The detectors have been part of the university safety plan for more than a year.
Everyone attending the event — spectators, participants, workers and employees — will be screened at designated points of entry. Attendees will be asked to remove metal objects from clothing before passing through detectors. Prohibited items must be disposed of or returned to vehicles.
“The introduction of metal detectors adds piece of mind for guests, teams and staff,” said Cami McClure, assistant vice president of Auxiliary Services. “The added protocols align with industry best practices already in place at many large-scale events and venues.”
Last fall, U of I adopted a clear bag policy for events exceeding 1,000 attendees. This policy will continue. After having bags checked, patrons will pass through the metal detectors and then have tickets scanned for entry to the venue.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early at the venue to ensure a sufficient amount of time for screening. Information about these policies and prohibited items can be found online at uidaho.edu/metal-detector-policy and uidaho.edu/clearbagpolicy.
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