Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Wednesday ahead of what is expected to be one of most highly secured Super Bowl championships ever.
Napolitano said there were no credible threats to the 46th annual football game, but that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was not taking any chances and would be heavily promoting its “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to encourage the public to report suspicious activity to the thousands of law enforcement officials providing security for the game.
“At a major national event like the Super Bowl, security is a shared responsibility and everybody has a role to play in identifying and reporting suspicious activities and threats,” said Napolitano.
The public awareness campaign is partnered with the National Football League (NFL); DHS plans to broadcast a series of messages on the videoboard and televisions throughout the stadium on game day reminding people to watch for suspicious behavior.
Safety messaging will also be printed in game programs for staff, players and volunteers, with additional advertisements placed throughout Indianapolis at the airport, hotels, restaurants, bars, buses, magazines and visitor guides.