“We want people to be very comfortable at the parade, also, so we will be increasing police presence there also,” Bryant said. “We will have our tactical teams ready to go. They generally will not be visible but they will be in close proximity.”
Atlanta officers will be working with support from various police agencies, including ones at Georgia State University, the Georgia World Congress Center, MARTA and the State Patrol, Bryant said.
The department has received no warnings of any threats, Bryant said. The police presence was bolstered at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport before the recent terrorist attack in Paris.
Bryant advised football fans to get to the stadium early and noted that MARTA also was increasing security measures. MARTA officials did not immediately return a call for information.
Bryant said the department did not have an estimate of what the increased overtime for officers would cost the department.
“It’s going to be a long day for a lot of us,” he said.