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ID & Assignment
Verification System


Press Credentials and Company ID Badges Status Codes:

 VALID/CURRENT:  Although card/pass is valid, local police/venue management          makes final decision if  to allow  or deny access to event or press conference.
REVOKED or EXPIRED:  Venue Management/Police Dept. should retain  any ID or credentials in this  status and mail to address listed  below. Postage will be paid.

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is aware that one of the most vital security features at venues is knowing for sure everyone is who they say they are and that they should be there.



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     1) What does a legitimate MNN issued badge look like?

    • Please see our sample pictures to the right. They are taken from  actual badges we have           issued for this current year 2019. Some information has purposely been obscured.

     2) What is the difference between a license & permit?

     • A Broadcaster's License is our version of a Press Pass. A Network Affiliate Broadcaster's
       Permit is only an ID Card proving affiliation with our network, but is not a Press Pass and
       therefore it doesn't hold as much access privileges that a press pass might. Permit's are
       usually given "Media Only" access while a license is granted "Media, Pit & Full Access." The
       rules and mood of each venue manager is what we follow as a guest at their place.

     3)What should I look for when verifying an MNN badge?

     • There are several updated security features on both the License & Permit. See photos
        to the right. All codes and magnetic stripe are swipeable & scannable. 

Below are samples of ID badges and Press Passes assigned by Metro News Security Service that are currently in use and acceptable. Anything else is probably fraudulent and you should Contact Us immediately if you have any questions or concerns. Allowing someone with fake creds into a venue, scene or conference presents a very high security breach.

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