Federal agencies will support local police

Updated: September 26, 2002, 10:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The Department of Homeland Security rejected a request to put the U.S. Secret Service in charge of security at the Super Bowl in San Diego in January.

Instead, the San Diego Police Department will handle the security at the game, scheduled to be played at Qualcomm Stadium on Jan. 26.

Tom Ridge, the White House homeland security chief, told San Diego officials this week that he was not granting their request to make the Super Bowl a National Special Security Event ...

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