Denver Police Beefing Up Forces For Super Bowl Sunday
DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4 has learned that the Denver Police Department has notified hundreds of officers that their days off scheduled for this Sunday are being canceled so they can be on hand to deal with potential post Super Bowl issues.
Multiple DPD sources have told CBS4 that members of the department’s SWAT unit, gang unit, traffic operations, downtown motorcycle unit, air support unit and special response units in each district have been notified that they will have to report for work Sunday on their days off to deal with potential fallout from the game.
Other patrol officers have been ordered to report for work four hours earlier than normal on Sunday.
Additionally, inside sources say that if the Broncos win Sunday, days off will be canceled for many officers for next Tuesday in anticipation of a possible post Super Bowl parade or rally.
One ranking officer, who asked that his name not be used for fear of retribution, said extra officers will be deployed Sunday in the LoDo area, which has seen problems previously after Bronco victories and Stanley Cup victories by the Colorado Avalanche.
According to an email from Denver Deputy Chief David Quinones that was shared with CBS4, dozens of police detectives are “on call for mass arrest processing duties” Sunday following the Super Bowl.
High ranking members of the DPD were scheduled to meet Tuesday to continue working on contingency plans for Sunday evening, and for next Tuesday.
The Greeley Police Department also announced they would be adding patrols. LINK: Read The News Release (Word Document)