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BRPD assigns extra officers downtown for 4th of July safety

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge Police Department assigned more than 100 officers to the downtown area to ensure a safe Independence Day celebration.

“We don't expect any trouble. We don't want any trouble,” said Lt. Jonny Dunnam, a department spokesman. “Obviously, if people in the public see anything suspicious, we request that they say something.”

Officers plan to use various forms of technology to help keep the community safe, including fixed and mobile cameras, sound detection, and night vision equipment.

BRPD will also employ a “zero tolerance” policy for criminal activity, and anyone who might jeopardize public safety.

“All of our events downtown are definitely family friendly,” Dunnam said. “They’re a great time. We want to keep them that way.”

City officials ask that you leave the following items at home: ice chests, BBQ pits, tents, and pets.

Fireworks on the Mississippi River begin at 9 p.m. and are free to the public.

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