To all my Canadian Superbowl fans. Read this. Its Important !! :)-
From protecting Americans against terrorist and terrorist weapons from entering our country, to ensuring that football fans are purchasing legitimate merchandise, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is supporting several security functions at the 2006 NFL Super Bowl XL. In cooperation with the Detroit Police Department and dozens of additional federal, state and local assets, CBP has been working for months to ensure that visitors to the Detroit area enjoy one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.
CBP is providing a variety of support including:
· In an unprecedented cooperative effort to shorten wait times for visitors crossing the U.S.- Canadian border on commercial busses, advance passenger information will be transmitted to CBP approximately one hour before the expected crossing time for vetting purposes. Passengers, who are aware that their name, birth date and citizenship is being shared will have a similar experience to U.S.-bound international airline passengers. This advance information will help to determine if any passengers need a more thorough interview upon their arrival. If necessary, they will have their issue resolved off the bus and will be put on the next bus from the same company. This will allow the original bus to continue to its destination without holding up the entire crossing process. Greyhound, Windsor Transit and all busses associated with the NFL host committee are participating in this program.
· Explosive detection canine teams will be deployed at the bridge and tunnel crossings between Detroit and Canada. These teams brought in from locations throughout the country will work to expedite inspections of vehicles while checking for explosives. …
· CBP Officers will work within the Joint Operations Center, Intelligence Operations Center and Joint Information Center in locations throughout Detroit supporting various different functions.