Atlanta police set up Super Bowl Joint Operations Center

- With Super Bowl LIII just a week away, security is top of mind in Atlanta.

At least a million people are expected to venture through Atlanta for Super Bowl activities, so the men and women of the Atlanta Police Department are working around the clock to make sure the big game is safe.

Around 75 to 100 officers and agents will be in the city's Joint Operations Center, keeping an eye on all Super Bowl activities.

The purpose in having all of the various personnel together is so they can share information and create a coordinated response in the event of an emergency.

"We have about 40different agencies working with us, so you'll see every asset from a patrol car to a horse to a motorcycle to a foot patrol," APD Deputy Chief Scott Kreher said. "You won't see a lot of our undercover resources."

Security preparations have been underway for about two years now.

In fact, many of the teams in the center travelled to the recent Super Bowls in Houston and Minneapolis to see how things were done to help plan for Super Bowl LIII.

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