The US Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with state and local officials, has announced that it is leading federal efforts to ensure the safety and security of employees, players and fans during Super Bowl LVII, in Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona.
“At the Department of Homeland Security, our core mission is to ensure the safety of the American public – including at special events like the Super Bowl. DHS is a department of partnerships and our efforts here rely on our partnerships with federal, state, local, tribal and campus agencies and of course, the NFL,” said Homeland Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.
“Dedicated DHS personnel are on the ground preparing and coordinating and stand ready to provide operational and technical support to the NFL, State of Arizona and the cities of Glendale and Phoenix to keep Super Bowl LVII safe and ensure everyone can enjoy the game.”
DHS’s support for Super Bowl LVII includes more than 600 personnel providing extensive air security resources; venue, cyber and infrastructure security assessments; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives detection technologies; intelligence analysis and threat assessments; intellectual property enforcement; and real-time situational awareness reporting for partners.
The Department has not identified any credible threats related to the Super Bowl LVII but in collaboration with partners, will continue to support operational capabilities to secure the event, curtail the sale of counterfeit goods, counter potential threats from the air, including unmanned aircraft systems and prevent other criminal activities in support of local efforts.
To secure Super Bowl LVII, DHS has announced: