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Woodstock police to assist Atlanta at Super Bowl

The Woodstock City Council has approved a police mutual aid agreement with Atlanta that will allow Woodstock Police Department members to assist at Super Bowl LIII.

Three Woodstock police officers to be assigned the duty are members of the Cherokee County Multi-Agency SWAT Team, Police Chief Calvin W. Moss said in an agenda memo to the council. A Woodstock K-9 team also would assist, as part of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Explosives Detection Team.

The Super Bowl and related events will last 10 days, Jan. 25-Feb. 3, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said in a letter to Moss. Shields requested officers to work 12-hour shifts for safety, security and visibility in the Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead areas. According to the mutual aid agreement, Woodstock would be responsible for the costs of the officers’ salaries, equipment and travel.

Most of the officers’ time will be during regularly scheduled work hours, Moss said. Estimated cost for additional hours is $600.

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