The City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Police Department are busy making preparations for Sunday's NFC Championship game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers.
APD officials say they will be utilizing VIC, the Video Integration Center, which allows police to monitor crime closely in highly populated areas.
Sgt. Greg Lyon tells WSB "we've got literally officers on cameras watching as crowds of people walk towards the Dome and those types of things, to help us enable to radio officers down on the ground."
Police also urge those who plan to drive to the game to be mindful of where they park and make sure when you get out of your car you don't leave anything inside.
"Don't leave electronics, your GPS, cell phones, loose change, money, backpacks, laptops, all those types of things an opportunistic thief walking by might see and say, o.k. I might just smash a window and grab it," says Sgt. Lyon.
Officers say drivers limit their chances for getting their car broken into if thieves can't see anything inside.
APD is also warning fans to be mindful of your surroundings as you walk around the downtown area to and from the Georgia Dome.
Patrol units, officers on foot, undercover officers, and vice and ticket pricing details will be deployed in the area of the dome on game day.
Fans who plan to celebrate at local bars and gatherings are also urged not to drink and drive.
"Have a designated driver and if you can, or if you can take a cab, or go somewhere local where you don't have to drive, that's preferable," says Sgt. Lyon.
The NFC Championship game between the Falcons and the 49ers gets underway on Sunday at 3 p.m.