Security plan revealed for college playoff game

Posted at 8:28 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 22:28:31-05

Law enforcement from around the Valley have revealed plans on how they plan to keep thousands of fans safe during the 2016 National College Football Championship game, set for Jan. 11.

Planning for the event began as soon as the Super Bowl rolled out of town in February.

Local law enforcement says they have safety down to a science.

"It will be very similar to the Cardinal's games but it will be enhanced," said Glendale Assistant Police Chief Matt Lively.

Fans heading into the game will notice a big security presence, and will rival what the Valley saw during the Super Bowl in February.

"You'll end up going through a metal detector, or through wands, we do have additional screening apparatus, you'll see dogs, you'll see some other things out there," said Lively.

The FBI says there have been no credible threats made against the National College Championship game or Arizona for that matter.

"We have access to the intelligence across the country, and throughout the world, so we are constantly, monitoring that intelligence and looking at the different pieces of information that come in," said Doug Price, FBI Special Agent in Charge.

Phoenix police say security around the Valley will also be noticeable.

There are many events scheduled in the days leading up to the game.

Mobile command centers, bomb sniffing dogs and officers in plain clothes and in uniforms will be on patrol.