Super Bowl Saturday is here. Houston is now flooded with out of town visitors. There are still parties planned for tonight. And of course, there’s the game tomorrow at NRG Stadium between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. There’s also a lot of security; maybe more than you know.
You probably have noticed a heavy police presence at the George R. Brown Convention Center. You may even have noticed helicopters flying low around the city. City Council Member Mike Knox tells KTRH law enforcement has things handled.
“They’re doing a great job. There’s a lot of security that you’re not seeing. We’re in good shape over there I think,” Knox said.
And he adds that the main focus of police has simply been getting ready for every possibility.
“We’ve done everything we can possibly do to protect the community,” Knox stated.
At the same time, he says you can't be overconfident.
“We can’t say nothing is going to happen. But we’re as safe as we can ever be. Is that to say nothing can possibly happen? Of course not. Who knows what some idiot might do,” Knox explained.
As for any possibly protests that may occur this weekend, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tells KTRH News areas have been designated for protesters and the Special Response Group has been preparing for any eventuality.