Local Law Enforcement Stretched Thinly This Weekend

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

Tallahassee is getting set for a huge weekend. Thousands are expected to flood the North Florida Fairgrounds this weekend.

Thousands more are to flood FAMU and Florida State as two home games kick off minutes apart from one another.

"With the FSU game in town, that is about 80,000 people. The FAMU game is another 15,000. The North Florida Fair is going to bring an abundance of people from Georgia, Alabama and Panama City," says Tallahassee Police OFC John Newland.

He says we can expect to see extra patrols out on the street, many of which will be pulled from different agencies. The same goes for the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

"We have high school football games, so our school resource officers will be utilized. Our criminal investigations detectives will be out in uniform working some of these events," says Jimmy Williams of the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

As always, officials from both TPD and LCSO urge motorists to be mindful on the roadways so that everyone gets home safely.

The FSU/North Carolina state game kicks off Saturday at 3:30, while the FAMU/North Carolina A&T game kicks off at 4:00 p.m.


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