ALAMEDA –- The Raiders announced that there will be an increased presence of law enforcement at Sunday’s game against the 49ers at O.co Coliseum.
A significant volume of uniformed police, undercover officers and private security personnel will
“Public safety is a top priority for the Raiders, O.co Coliseum and local law enforcement,” the team said in a statement, “and all are working diligently to ensure that fans enjoy a safe and secure environment.”
The Bay Area teams have played just 12 times in the regular season, but annual preseason meetings featured fan violence.
A series of altercations in the 2011 put an end to those meetings. According to reports from the time, there were several altercations at that game, including a vicious beating in a Candlestick Park bathroom and a shooting in the parking lot.
The 49ers and Raiders haven’t played a regular-season game Oakland since 2002.
Here is the Raiders’ statement, in its entirety:
“The Raiders, Oakland Police Department, Alameda County Sheriff, and O.co Coliseum Management have worked together to create an increased law enforcement and security presence at Sunday's game. This includes a substantial increase in uniformed law enforcement officers, additional undercover officers, and increased private security staff. Public safety is a top priority for the Raiders, O.co Coliseum, and local law enforcement and all are working diligently to ensure that fans enjoy a safe and secure environment.”