February 1, 2018
Yes, the Super Bowl public safety team is watching you.
And not just with the 2,000 fixed cameras throughout downtown Minneapolis and neighboring areas.
About 2,000 of the 3,000 officers working the Super Bowl have an app that allows them to broadcast any video they take of suspicious activity to the command center where 80 individuals will be stationed to monitor the event.
“This is really law enforcement at its finest,” said Minneapolis police Cmdr. Bruce Folkens.
Key law enforcement figures from all over the state are working from the Multi-Agency Command Center near U.S. Bank Stadium to monitor Super Bowl crowds and shift resources as necessary.
It’s a critical portion of Super Bowl safety efforts several years in the making.
Law enforcement officers and state officials aren’t the only ones working there. Representatives from places like Xcel Energy Center and the Mall of America — “anybody we could possibly need to interact with,” said Folkens — are stationed there as well.
This article was posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8:32 am