North Texas Law Enforcement Show Off Technology Protecting Super Bowl XLV

While the matchup for Super Bowl XLV is set with the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers coming to Cowboys Stadium February 6, law enforcement from all across North Texas were busy last week showing off just a small bit of the technology that will be used to protect the big game.

Just a few blocks away from Cowboys Stadium, members from agencies from all across the Metroplex (home of Security Products magazine) converged for Public Safety Media day to give a peek of the some of the latest protection technology.

One of the most interesting looked to be a remote-control bomb robot used to dispose of any bombs without putting any human in harm’s way.

Along with bomb-sniffing dogs, sniper rifles and radiation/chemical detectors shown by the multitude of agencies, the FBI showed off some interesting surveillance technology -- throwbots. These little cameras are not like anything surveillance camera you’re used to. Attached with wheels and with the ability to be remotely controlled, the cameras can be tossed into places to assess any type of situation.

Even though technology is important, members from the various agencies said proper planning and cooperation is key for such a large and high-profile event.

"Everyone recognizes not one agency, not one city could do this alone," said Assistant Chief James Hawthorne of the Arlington Police Department. "It's taken an incredible amount of coordination, planning and preparation."

Posted by Brent Dirks on Jan 27, 2011


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