City Shield operates under U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. professional sports league guidelines to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience for all guests. We currently service four professional sports leagues in Detroit, including the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and the Professional Golf Association (PGA). City Shield regularly passes all DHS and national sports league red team inspections.
City Shield Security Services places a premium on creating and nurturing communities of trust, care, and respect by employing and fostering a diverse workforce. Our Special Event Unit (SEU) is the largest patron screening team in the State of Michigan, with more than 300 employees.
Our commitment to quality and the highest safety standards is evident in our body of work. During Little Caesars Arena’s (LCA) inaugural season, we screened 1.2+ million guests in less than six months, earning the 2018 Sports Facility of the Year Award. From September 2017 to April 2018, we provided more than 130,000 guard hours at LCA and screened more than 80 percent of the patrons and fans. Little Caesars Arena has been the home to more than 150 ticketed events for 2.3 million fans, including a combined 82 Red Wings and Pistons regular season home games, more than 50 concerts and shows, and 15 additional sporting events.
In the past two years at LCA and Comerica Park, our patron screening and perimeter security staff have amassed an impressive record, including a personal commendation from the NBA, in 2018 as “the best contract security company.