Indianapolis city officials announced massive security measures for Indianapolis ahead of Super Bowl 2012.
Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub says that more than 3,000 police, fire and EMS personnel will be on duty during the four days leading up to the event. He adds that overtime and equipment costs will likely reach $7 million and that federal grant dollars will pay for the bulk.
The city is also prepping a New Regional Operations Center that will be in full operation by January 16, 2012.
Indianapolis Homeland Security Director Gary Coons said that most, if not all public safety personnel will be equipped with iphones, ipads, and droids. The FBI, Indiana State Police and the U.S. Department of Customs will provide comprehensive air security in the form of helicopters and the Indiana Air National Guard will also provide support.