Game Plan for Super Bowl Security

FootballThe City of Indianapolis, Indiana is gearing up to host the Super Bowl on Sunday, which will bring hundreds of thousands of people to the city. The Super Bowl can generate a lot of business for the city, but they will need to be prepared for the increased security, emergency, and law enforcement concerns that come with an influx of people.

The Indianapolis feels prepared for the event with more than 3,000 police, fire and emergency medical personnel on duty. Indianapolis also opened a new Regional Operations Center which will house Local Police, the FBI, and DHS offices. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano “traveled to Indianapolis to highlight the Department’s ‘If You See Something, Say Something‘ public awareness campaign’s continued partnership with the National Football League (NFL) to help ensure the safety and security of employees, players and fans during the regular season, and Super Bowl XLVI.”

This year’s Super Bowl security is considered to be the most technology advanced. Some of the innovations being utilized are: Mobile gamma-ray vehicle scanners, a $1 million mobile command center, explosion-proof manhole covers, and more than 75 night vision cameras. Many of the public safety personnel will be also equipped with iphones, ipads and droids.

The National Conference on State Legislatures warns that the arrival of large crowds people may also cause an increase in criminal activity, this may include concerns about prostitution and a potential influx of trafficked victims.

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