Super Bowl Crime Tips

February 1, 2011


Super Bowl Sunday is approaching. This will bring large crowds to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Large crowds could also mean pick-pockets and thieves could be present. Men keep your wallets in your front pockets, and ladies don’t have items easily accessible in your purse. Stay in groups and watch out for your fellow student.

If you are attending a Super Bowl Party:

  • Designate your sober driver before the party begins and give that person your car keys.
  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast by pacing yourself – eat enough food, take breaks, and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks.
  • If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you; or just stay where you are and sleep it off until you are sober.
  • Never let a friend leave your sight if you think they are about to drive while impaired. Remember, Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
  • Always buckle up – it’s still your best defense against other impaired drivers.

If you are hosting a Super Bowl Party:

  • Remember, you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in an impaired-driving crash.
  • Be sure all of your guests designate their drivers in advance, or help arrange ride-sharing with sober drivers.
  • Serve lots of food and be sure to include plenty of non-alcoholic beverages at the party.
  • Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert.
  • Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving while impaired.

Special Note for the TCU Community:

As most of you are aware, TCU was chosen as the host and training site for the AFC football representative.

The Pittsburg Steelers will be using our athletic facilities through-out this week. Having additional guests on campus could present security issues for the TCU community. Fort Worth PD and TCU PD are working to provide additional security in the area to make this event as safe as possible, though all are urged to exercise caution and common sense this week.

All football practices/workouts are closed and public viewing is not allowed.

– TCU Police Department

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