Officers in Minneapolis providing security
and learning ahead of SB53
ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers from Office of Field Operations Atlanta are in Minneapolis to support Super Bowl LVII, this week.
CBP officers and supervisors are assisting the security efforts in Minneapolis while gathering experience valuable when Atlanta hosts Super Bowl LVIII February 3, 2019
The officers are working alongside their colleagues in Minneapolis and participating in operational briefings important to the mission of keeping all safe at this major planned sporting event.
“Having our Atlanta based officers working side by side with our local, state and federal partners at this year’s Super Bowl will provide us with valuable information as we work to prepare for Atlanta’s hosting of the Super Bowl 53 next year,” said Atlanta CBP Director of Field Operations Donald F. Yando. “We are proud to collaborate with our law enforcement associates to combine our resources, tools and techniques as we work toward our shared goal of protecting the American public.”
Leading up to this year’s Super Bowl, CBP has been working with local, state and federal law enforcement partners in Minnesota to secure the various venues during the Super Bowl. As a law enforcement agency, CBP has an obligation to support other law enforcement agencies when requested.
The deployment of CBP’s officers to Minneapolis will not have an impact on CBP operations in Atlanta.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.