The New England Patriots will host the Indianapolis Colts in the National Football League’s AFC Championship Game this evening. Once again it will no doubt be a time for celebration throughout the City. The Boston Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind sports fans to celebrate responsibly to ensure a safe and trouble free environment. The Boston Police Department will be taking steps to increase patrols, focused not only on calls for service but also on drinking establishments and large parties. Our priority will be to ensure the safety of our community. Officers will be conducting walkthroughs of bars and city streets especially in areas highly populated with college students. Our intent is to encourage people to celebrate responsibly and to adhere strictly to all alcohol laws. We will not allow a few excessive revelers to ruin the evening for other fans. In addition, officers are working cooperatively with liquor establishments to be sure alcohol laws are strictly enforced. Public drinking will not be tolerated. Taxis and public transportation offer inexpensive and smart alternatives to drinking and driving. Please take advantage of them. A designated driver is also an alternative. DUI enforcement will be a priority and we will have officers on duty focused specifically on this effort. Do not ruin your celebration by hurting yourself or others. The BPD is also cheering for the New England Patriots and hopes for the win to go to the Super Bowl! However, our prime focus is that all sports fans enjoy the game and that the City is peaceful and without incident. We are prepared to take any means necessary to ensure this. Have fun and be safe! Go Patriots!