Modified: April 6, 2016 11:27am
Buffalo, NY – In the wake of recent events, Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces the Erie County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing manpower for the remaining Buffalo Bills’ home games. The increased manpower will include additional K9 units and uniformed and plainclothes Deputies throughout the stadium and Bills’ parking lots.
In addition to the increased Sheriff’s presence, specialized security measures will be deployed in and around Ralph Wilson Stadium and vehicles entering Bills’ parking lots are subject to inspection by law enforcement agents.
The Sheriff’s Office is urging fans to stay vigilant and it is reminding them “if you see something, say something.” Individuals inside the stadium should report an incident or suspicious activity by using the Fan Text Line (69050), and people outside the stadium should call 911.
Although the Sheriff’s Office does not expect lengthy delays, it is encouraging fans to arrive early and be prepared for the increased security and inspections at the gates and the Bills parking lots. It is strongly recommended that fans do not bring bags with them to the stadium, however if a fan brings a bag, it must be in compliance with the NFL’s bag policy which requires it be made of clear PVC, plastic, or vinyl and cannot exceed 12” x 6” x 12”.
Although the Sheriff’s Office has not received any credible threats against Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Sheriff’s Office, its fellow law enforcement partners, and the Buffalo Bills are taking extra precautions during game days to providing a clean, comfortable, friendly, and most importantly, a safe environment for home games.