For the first time since 1993, the biggest sporting event in the world is returning to Los Angeles. Super Bowl LVI is scheduled for Sunday at SoFi Stadium in the city of Inglewood.
While the majority of the world will be focused on the field, as well as commercials and halftime entertainment, state, federal and local partners are collaborating and coordinating public safety response before, during and after the game.
Being considered as a special evaluation event, given the social and economic repercussions and the possibility for criminal activity, the Governor’s Officer of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is working tirelessly with all appropriate public safety agencies to maintain a continuity of statewide operations.
Cal OES will be represented both in Los Angeles and at its Sacramento headquarters through numerous branches and divisions, including:
- Fire and Rescue Branch
- Law Enforcement Branch
- Office of Communication and Public Safety
- Telecommunications Section
The Cal OES Law Enforcement Branch will be staffed strategically throughout the Los Angeles area and will support all planned and unplanned events related to Super Bowl LVI, as well as potential emergencies that may arise, while Fire and Rescue will have personnel situated with local fire and medical authorities strategically throughout operational area to support local partner capabilities.
In Sacramento, the State Operations Center will be activated in support of the event and monitoring all potential threats, including cyber and terrorist.
Cal OES is reminding fans to implement protective measures in surrounding areas, specifically “If you see something, say something” to keep all visitors safe.
Other state partners involved in this effort include:
- California Highway Patrol
- California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
- California Military Department
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