Zero-Tolerance Policy Enforced At UNLV-UH
Sept. 13, 2007
LAS VEGAS - Those attending Saturday night's football game between Hawaii and UNLV are being reminded by school and law enforcement officials that a Zero-Tolerance Policy is in place regarding fan behavior and an increased police presence will be on hand to ensure stadium security.
A typical UNLV football game includes 145 staffers and security workers but this weekend's event will feature at least 215. Excluding traffic officers, there will be 57 uniformed officers from the UNLV Police Department and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department assigned to work Sam Boyd Stadium.
That represents nearly a 50 percent increase compared to the last meeting between the Rebels and Warriors in 2003. Since that game four years ago, the police force has also put an increased emphasis on response teams, spotters, and mounted officers to assist with the tailgate field and other problem areas before, during, and after the game, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
The Zero-Tolerance Policy covers fan intoxication, fighting, disruptive behavior and other unlawful conduct either outside or inside the stadium.
"Everyone needs to know that there are consequences for your actions as we monitor fan behavior," said UNLV Chief of Police Jose Elique. "Zero tolerance means violators will be subject to punishment ranging from eviction all the way to arrest. We will kick you out or lock you up depending on the gravity of the situation."