Pittsburgh Police have announced that, because of the Pittsburgh Steelers playing in the Super Bowl, 500 police officers will be on duty in the City of Pittsburgh to help maintain order and protect public safety.

In the aftermath of major sporting events, many who are celebrating end up facing criminal charges. There are a handful of crimes and summary offenses that are likely to be charged after a major sporting event. These offenses include:

To avoid charges, revelers should follow these guidelines:
  • Use public transportation, have a designated driver, or get a cab.
  • If you find yourself intoxicated in public, try not to be loud, obnoxious, or annoying.
  • If you are told to leave the area by police or other authority, listen. You may have rights, but it is easier to leave the scene than fight a citation.
  • Do not destroy property.
  • Do not attempt a bonfire, unless you are on your own property.
  • Do not discharge any firearms in celebration.
  • Try not to get into any fights with Cardinals fans, no matter how obnoxious they may be.
  • If you must use the restroom, use a restroom and do not relieve yourself in public.
Have a safe Super Bowl and GO STEELERS!