Several law enforcement agencies patrol crowds at Lucas Oil Stadium for Colts home opener
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Dozens of law enforcement officers were seen patrolling the crows around Lucas Oil Stadium during the Colts home opener, prepared to handle any situation.
“If we get information that leads us to believe there is a threat to the citizens here. We will take appropriate measures,” says IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams.
The big game landed on the 15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001. A day that changed all of us and impacted our sense of security. Some fans at the game were on high alert remembering the attacks, but were relieved to see dozens of officers around the stadium.
“I feel like they have a good presence. I think they keep a tight wrap on the events anyways. They seem to have a good handle on it. They are really great with the crowd control and everything,” says Colts fan Eric Wilburn.
Undercover officers, police on foot patrols, and K-9 teams were just a few of the security measures in place. The stadium also added metal detectors to the gates of Lucas Oil Stadium, making a permanent safety change.
Officers say there were never any threats directed at the stadium and always have heightened security for big events. Making fans feel at ease, so they could focus all of their attention on the field.