Stay Safe During the Super Bowl
The West Chester Police Department has some tips for you
It’s difficult not to be infected with the contagious excitement Philadelphia Eagles fans are permeating in anticipation for this Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl LII. At 6:30pm, most of us will be glued to our recently purchased television screens eating wings from our favorite, local restaurants. But remember to have good, safe fun. The West Chester Borough Police Department has outlined 5 tips and precautions you can take before, during, and after the “Big Game.”
You’ll see your fellow West Chester Police Department out around the borough. They’ll be fully staffed with extra duty officers monitoring the local bars and restaurants, as well as our neighborhoods. Say hi to them as they’re keeping the borough safe.
While drinking is fun, remember that consuming alcohol impairs your judgement. You shouldn’t operate any vehicles if you are inebriated to keep yourself and others around you safe. Behavior or misconduct while under the influence of alcohol can result in criminal liability. If you know you are going to be drinking, choose someone to be your Designated Driver, or take a taxi, like Uber or Lyft.
Regardless of the game’s outcome, throwing objects, damaging properties, and acting in a threatening or menacing way won’t be tolerated. You will be arrested. The local police advise against being arrested — it’s not a good way to end your evening!
If you’re out and about around the borough Sunday, remain vigilant of your surroundings, especially when it gets dark. Be mindful to watch out for cars when crossing the street, and avoid wearing dark clothing that will blend into the night when you’re walking near traffic. Remain visible to the drivers and limit the use of headphones, so you can hear oncoming cars approaching.
“West Chester is fortunate to have an exceptional community and university in which we live where everyone plays a role in keeping our town safe. It is our hope that everyone enjoys the Super Bowl Game and will celebrate in a safe and responsible manner after the Philadelphia Eagles win!”