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Denver police are asking Broncos revelers on Sunday to represent the city with pride and class, urging Super Bowl fans to follow this advice: "Be a Bronco. Don't be a donkey."

"After the Broncos win, eyes will fall upon Denver," said Cmdr. Rick Kyle. "We want to act like we've been there before."

A large number of police officers will be out in cars and on foot, patrolling downtown and the surrounding areas to ensure folks are partying safely.

A video the department showed featured Denver Police Chief Robert White imploring party-goers to plan for a ride home and former Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith asking fans to celebrate responsibly.

Police officers are intending to be a part of the crowds instead of separate, said police spokesman Sonny Jackson, to ensure community policing is happening.

The officer presence will be similar to what was seen during playoff games, Jackson said.

While Jackson did not have a dollar figure as to how much the extra police presence would cost the city, he said the department is smart in rearranging days off and hours so that overtime isn't heavily leaned upon.

In Aurora, a dedicated team of officers will be out in high numbers conducting DUI patrols, said Aurora police spokesman Chris Amsler.

The officers, who will solely be searching for impaired drivers, will be stationed all over the city.


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