Officials reexamine Wisconsin State Fair security after mass shootings

August 14, 2019 posted by


THINKING ABOUT IT TODAY WITH ALL
OF THESE MASS SHOOTINGS. REPORTER: FIRST SURE. SECURITY STARTS HERE AT THIS
DATE FAIR — THE STATE FAIR
WHERE PEOPLE ENTER. BUT IT DOESN’T END HERE. STATE FAIR PARK HAS A FULL TIME
POLICE FORCE THAT’S FIVE TIMES
BIGGER AT FAIR TIME. AT A TIME WHEN ANY PUBLIC EVENT
CAN SEEM LIKE A POTENTIAL
TARGET, IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE
PREPARED.>>THE EVENTS WERE UNTHINKABLE. WHENEVER — LARGE EVENT
ORGANIZER SHOULD ALWAYS BE
THINKING ABOUT THAT. SAFETY AND SECURITY ARE AT THE
FOREFRONT OF EVERYTHING WE DO. REPORTER: THE WISCONSIN STATE
FAIR HAS A FULL TIME POLICE
DEPARTMENT THAT SWELLS TO MORE
THAN 100 OFFICERS DURING THE
FAIR PLUS 400 PUBLIC SAFETY
OFFICERS AT CHECKPOINTS WITH METAL DETECTORS SOMETHING PEOPLE
ATTENDING PUBLIC EVENTS HAVE
COME TO EXPECT
MORE THAN SECURITY CAMERAS
200 CONTINUALLY MONITORED AT A
COMMAND POST.>>FROM A REACTIVE STANDPOINT WE
ARE NOT ADDING ANYTHING AT THIS
POINT IN TIME. ANY MEASURE WE COULD POSSIBLY
TAKE. REPORTER: MEANWHILE, THE BREWERS
DIDN’T WISH TO COMMENT TODAY ON
SECURITY AT MILLER PARK, BUT
LATE LAST MONTH ANNOUNCED
THEY’RE INCREASING SECURITY FOR
NEXT SEASON, FURTHER RESTRICTING CARRY IN-BAGS.>>WE WANTED TO ANNOUNCE THIS
NOW SO PEOPLE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY
TO COME FORWARD, PUT IT INTO
PACK — PRACTICE THIS YEAR. WE ARE BALANCING PRIORITIES THAT
WE HAVE. REPORTER: THAT NEW POLICY GOES
INTO EFFECT FOR THE 2020 SEASON. ADRIENNE: GETTING BACK TO THE
STATE FAIR WHERE YOU ARE THERE’S
ALSO MEDICAL STAFF ON HAND. REPORTER: RIGHT, YOU MIGHT SEE
PARAMEDICS IN THESE GOLF
CART-TYPE RESPONSE VEHICLES. AD

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2 Replies to “Officials reexamine Wisconsin State Fair security after mass shootings”

  1. Eric Swanson says:

    Garlic Festival Shooting

  2. Ideoform Sun says:

    I love the horses and uniforms!

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