100 law enforcement agencies to ensure 'seamless' security for Super Bowl fans, players

One-hundred agencies from both sides of the Hudson and the federal government are working together in what they call "seamless" fashion to protect the fans and players of the Super Bowl.

"We all have one goal: to deliver a safe and secure Super Bowl XLVIII," said Aaron Ford, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Newark Division. He added that the agencies involve have a lot of practice because the Jets and Giants both play in the same stadium and no other NFL venue has that kind of schedule.

Still, security will be exponentially tighter for the Super Bowl.

"Some power of 10 -- maybe several powers of 10," said Col. Rick Fuentes of  the New Jersey State Police.

The lead agency for MetLife Stadium's security is the New Jersey State Police. In New York City, where fans are invited to several events along "Super Bowl Boulevard," the New York Police Department is in charge of security.

"We have worked tirelessly to create a seamless, security conscious event," said NYPD Commissioner William Bratton.

Bratton also told reporters that security teams have practiced and prepared for a variety of terrorism attacks, including the Boston Marathon scenario. Officers, surveillance cameras and K-9 units will be present throughout the Super Bowl Boulevard event in Times Square.

On game day, fans are being urged to use mass transit. To board those trains and buses, fans are required to have a ticket.

When the fans arrive via mass transit, they will be dropped off inside a perimeter within which all other vehicles -- like the 7NEWS satellite truck-- must be screened by infrared and X-ray. From there, they'll go into "warming pavilions" set up around the stadium.

Jeffery Miller, NFL chief security officer, said that fans will be kept moving through the pavilions and screened as they go. That will include metal detectors that open four and a half hours before kickoff, and bag screenings, although bags are limited by the same restrictions the NFL implemented for all its games at the start of the season.

Through the entire security briefing, each speaker continued to repeat the mantra of "see something, say something," urging members of the public to quickly report anything suspicious.

Here are the NFL rules for the size and type of bags that fans may bring into stadiums.

--Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12-inches by 6-inches by 12-inches.

--One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar bags).

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