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The San Diego Police Department has laid out its staffing plan for the Chargers’ playoff run, with plans in place all the way to the post-Super Bowl homecoming parade.
It plans to staff Sunday’s game against the Patriots with personnel levels similar to regular season games. All officers work on an overtime basis.
If the Chargers make it to the AFC championship game the following Sunday, the force will also beef up patrols in the Gaslamp and Pacific Beach to oversee any rowdy hooligans that may surface.
And then there’s the Super Bowl. According to a report provided to a City Council committee today, extra officers will again be on patrol in the Gaslamp and PB and “to ensure any planned and/or spontaneous celebrations are peaceful and orderly.”
The plan also notes that if the team does make it to the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, it wouldn’t fly back home until the evening of Feb. 5 and any parade would be scheduled after that.
But first, of course, the Chargers need to get past the Patriots. And that will be no easy task.
We’re checking on the estimated cost to the city of the extra work.