The following is a community alert from the San Mateo Police Department on behalf of the City of San Mateo Organization:
On Sunday afternoon the San Francisco 49ers compete in the Superbowl for the first time in 18 years. Sports Championship competition is nothing new to the community this year — we have already seen a raucous celebration in the wake of the San Francisco Giants World Series victory a few months ago. Successful or not, post-championship celebrations bring with them the dangers of intoxication issues, traffic problems, and the potential for damage of both private and public property.
San Mateo Police will be out in the community with increased patrols on Sunday, ready for any post-game activity that may threaten community safety.
The City of San Mateo wishes our hometown 49ers luck this Sunday, and reminds the community to please enjoy responsibly:
• Designate a driver if you plan to consume alcohol while watching the game at a party or bar
• Traffic congestions can occur in the wake of these big games, especially on El Camino Real and in our Downtown area – plan your travel accordingly
• Public discharge of firearms and ignition of fireworks are illegal – please report this dangerous activity immediately to SMPD
• Please report any disruptive or destructive gatherings immediately to SMPD, so that we can address these issues a quickly as possible and keep our community safe
San Mateo Police Department Dispatch – 650-522-7700
Again – Please Have Fun and Enjoy Superbowl Sunday 2013 Responsibly – GO NINERS!