Security And Safety
The Shreveport Convention Center is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for our patrons, clients and employees. Our Security Department is a 24/7 presence that monitors interior and exterior spaces, including parking lots and our 4-level garage. In addition, we maintain strong relationships with the Shreveport Police Department, as well as several state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Shreveport Police Department assigns officers to the facility on a regular basis. For safety reasons, patrons may be refused entry, ejected and/or banned from the property for possession of prohibited items and/or violation of building policy.
Please review the sections below. The following information is subject to change. Management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: weapons of any type, illegal drugs, fireworks, laser pointers, e-cigarettes/vapes (prohibited use inside facility), helium balloons, unauthorized noise makers, pets, drones, skates/skateboards, segways/hoverboards, coolers, glass containers, outside food and beverage, unauthorized pamphlets/handouts.
All persons and bags are subject to search by uniformed security. We're continually enhancing the safety for our patrons, clients and employees. The bag restriction policy is currently being updated.
Alcohol Beverage Policy
Alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the Shreveport Convention Center by any patron or employee. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased inside the Shreveport Convention Center based upon the event. All persons must be age 21 or older and provide legal identification to purchase alcoholic beverages. The Shreveport Convention Center Management has the right to refuse service and terminate service at any time at their discretion.
Emergencies & Evacuations
The Shreveport Convention Center is committed to providing the highest standard of safety for our patrons, clients and employees. All Shreveport Convention Center employees are trained in emergency response procedures developed to address an emergency or crisis that might arise at the Shreveport Convention Center. In the event of an emergency at the Shreveport Convention Center, patrons and clients will be guided with instructions by Shreveport Convention Center staff and the emergency notification system.
Lost & Found
If you lose or find an item during an event, please contact any Shreveport Convention Center employee. For assistance on non-event days, please contact the Security Command Office at 318-841-4200.
Lost children/parents should notify the nearest Convention Center employee to alert security. Security will arrange search procedures.
Service animals are permitted at the Shreveport Convention Center. The ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. This includes psychiatric service animals that are individually trained to provide service to individuals with psychiatric or neurological disabilities, such as preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors. It does not include emotional support or comfort animals. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed or tethered at all times, unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work or the individual's disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. The Convention Center reserves the right to request removal of a service animal that poses a threat to safety of other guests, employees and noncompliance of ADA laws.
Visit www.ada.gov for more information about Federal ADA guidelines.