Behind the glamour, fanfare and excitement of the first Super Bowl to be played in New Jersey stands one of the largest coordinated law enforcement efforts ever assembled in the region to ensure that nothing — not a terrorist, a shooter or a bomber — disrupts the fans’ experience.
Some 100 law enforcement agencies have been working for two years to develop a comprehensive security plan for the game, which will draw an estimated 80,000 fans to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford next Sunday.
Personnel from the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management are working collaboratively with federal, state, county, local law enforcement, homeland security and private sector partners to insure a safe experience for all.
NJ State Police Getting to the Game Website:http://www.nj.gov/superbowl/
NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Mobile App info:The SAFE-NJ App, enables residents of New Jersey and surrounding States to instantly report suspicious activity from a smartphone or mobile device, which is sent directly to the Counter Terrorism Watch personnel who are on duty 24 hours a day. The SAFE-NJ App is free and is available in iTunes and Google Play.
Below are links to news articles regarding security preparations surrounding the event.
ABC News 1/20/14:Increased Superbowl Security Along Hudson River http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news%2Finvestigators&id=9400929
NJSP Blog 1/17/14:New Jersey State Police Unveils New Website for Super Bowl XLVIII – http://njspblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/new-jersey-state-police-unveils-new-website-for-super-bowl-xlviii/
New York Times 1/16/14:Security Puzzle Has to Include New Pieces http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/sports/football/security-for-super-bowl-is-a-far-reaching-task.html
Lohud.com 1/16/14:De-fense! Security force girds for myriad threats at Super Bowl XLVIII – http://www.lohud.com/article/20140115/SPORTS/301150068/De-fense-Security-force-girds-myriad-threats-Super-Bowl-XLVIII