Authorities say they have learned lessons from terrorist attacks in Europe - From TIME.com
(AP) — Acknowledging they have learned valuable lessons from this year’s terrorist attack in Brussels, authorities said Wednesday they are tightening security at the 128th annual Rose Parade with sturdier barricades and more checkpoints to control cars, as well as numerous other measures, including some they aren’t disclosing.
More than 1,000 police officers, including many in plainclothes, and dozens of bomb-sniffing dogs will work the 5 ½-mile parade route, Pasadena police Chief Phillip Sanchez told reporters at City Hall.
“There are no known security threats to the city of Pasadena, to the parade or to the football game,” he said.
Authorities said it could take more than just preparation to ensure safety at the Rose Parade and game.