Police Department Ensures Super Bowl Security, Reduces Costs With New IT Tools
During Super Bowl week, more than a half-million people converge on the host city, which has an enormous responsibility to ensure the security and smooth flow of events for visitors, as well as citizens of the city. The 2009 Super Bowl required the Tampa Police Department (TPD) to coordinate 25 regional and national agencies in a coordinated security effort. The TPD deployed an integrated command and control platform based on Microsoft technologies and developed by Microsoft Gold Certified Partner E.SPONDER. Using these IT tools, the TPD was able to plan and run a successful security operation for Super Bowl XLIII, while delivering a reduction in labor costs versus budget thanks to efficient resource allocation.