Mitch Landrieu says police will be visible citywide
The Mayor of New Orleans says there will be a "robust" police presence citywide next week for the Super Bowl.
Mitch Landrieu told Denny Schaffer Thursday morning that police officers from many jurisdictions will provide security downtown and across the city.
"It's not just NOPD that's doing this, we have police departments from around the state," the Mayor said, including deputies from Jefferson, St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes and several municipalities, along with a contingent of state troopers.
"The first and most important thing is to secure the entire city and not just downtown and that has been one of the missions from the beginning."
Federal law enforcement agencies have been present in New Orleans for several weeks.
The Mayor says "The Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the ATF, the Department of Defense, all of those folks are on the ground and have been on the ground for a very long time to make sure that this city is as safe and secure as any other place."