Law Enforcement Agencies Team up for Super Bowl 50
Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have teamed up to create a layered security strategy for Levi’s stadium the site of Super Bowl 50 this weekend.
While NFL security heads and top law enforcement officials say there is “no credible threat” to Sunday’s game, they are taking no chances.
Pilots with the U.S Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration are flying low-altitude helicopters up and down the coastal region, testing for spikes in radiation levels that could indicate a dirty bomb, while the Department of Homeland Security is monitoring the air in search of signs of chemical and biological attacks.
DHS officials placed metal boxes with wheels and "snorkels" attached atop 6-foot poles in the heart of San Francisco's financial district to detect increases of dangerous chemicals or biological agents, according to U.S. News.
The San Francisco Police Department also opened a third command center in the city where it monitors game-related events in the city.
Visitors to the Super Bowl Village in downtown San Francisco must pass through metal detectors and are greeted by city police officers dressed in green fatigues with assault rifles. Security officials are also scanning the area atop buildings in the vicinity.
"We plan for everything we can think of and hope none of it happens," San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said.
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