Security is one of the most important issues in every Super Bowl season. At 2019 Super Bowl, security is tight since the first match – the 50th Super Bowl in history between Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.
Accordingly, about 60 state and local law enforcement agencies will be present at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. In addition to the US Department of Homeland Security, there is the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Anti-Drug Agency (DEA) and the US Secret Service (USSS) with unprecedented strict protection. In addition to the working dogs of the famous K-9 program, the FBI said its rapid response force and bomb and digital experts will also be mobilized when an emergency occurs.
Neil Wu, U.S Park sheriff, shared one of the first steps of protection is to get a professional dog to get familiar with in the area to be monitored. This will help them detect abnormalities sooner and more effectively.
Help for hundreds of secret agents is the most advanced device. “See-through” technology and scanning images through automotive panels allow the driver to identify faces and send them directly to the FBI’s giant biometric data system. Similarly, personal phones are also strictly monitored with the global positioning system.
A giant X-ray machine will also be used to keep track of the boxes that are moved into the stadium. David Johnson, FBI agent of the San Francisco branch, said big incidents like the Super Bowl were always the target of terrorists when there were so many people involved.
Notably, American military helicopters and fighters will appear during the event including the famous F-15s. This air force has been training for the past few months to prepare for protection options at Super Bowl 50. FAA and U.S Air Force will establish a no-fly zone during the match. Before that, from February 4, the airspace around the stadium will be limited.