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Just how safe is the Super Bowl? (HINT: pretty safe)

Posted at 4:25 AM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 12:43:46-04

(COLORADO SPRINGS) – Dozens of federal, state, and local agencies are teaming up to make Super Bowl LII as safe as humanly possible.

All interested parties are working overtime for a good reason, the massive gathering of US citizens can provide a tempting target.

About 1,700 federal officials were brought in to support local and state agencies.

The epicenter of this massive security effort is right here in Southern Colorado, specifically at Northern Command on Peterson AFB.

Northern Command is acting as a command center, providing instructions and directions for all field operatives.

Back in Minneapolis, federal officials say hundreds of safety tests have been performed  and precautions sete in place over the past 18 months.

The safety net includes:

  • Counter trafficking and counterfeit teams
  • Constant dialogue with the intelligence community
  • Advanced camera networks
  • Mobile command centers
  • Air assets to control the sky
  • Special rapid response teams
  • Explosives detection technologies
  • Advanced screenings

On top of everything else, authorities are asking fans to stay vigilant.