TSA provides security support for Super Bowl 50

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Transportation Security Administration teamed with law enforcement and other government agencies to support security operations that will help ensure the safety and security of employees, players and fans during Super Bowl 50.

More than 100 additional officers and specialists are being deployed to assist in security operations at Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) for the influx of fans traveling for the game. In addition to transportation security officers, TSA is deploying more than two dozen passenger screening canine teams, behavior detection and analysis officers, transportation security specialists – explosives, and transportation security inspectors.

"TSA throughout the region has been planning for months and so far, our early work has paid dividends," said SFO Federal Security Director Fred Lau.

TSA is also using several visible intermodal prevention and response teams from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle-Tacoma International airports to conduct security operations at transportation venues in and around the Bay Area. Comprising of federal air marshals, surface and aviation transportation security inspectors, behavior detection and analysis officers, transportation security officers, explosives detection canine teams and local law enforcement agencies, VIPR teams are helping secure mass transit locations in and around the San Francisco/San Jose area.

“We could not accomplish our mission without the collaboration of our TSA, local, state, and federal partners” said Lau.