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Policing and security a top priority at SunFest

Posted at 7:27 PM, May 02, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — SunFest is expected to bring in 130,000 people and West Palm Beach police have teamed up with area law enforcement to keep attendees safe for the duration of the four-day event.

”Our job is to protect the public, and protect the vendors as well as the performers during SunFest,” said David LeFont, public information officer for the West Palm Beach Police Department.

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LeFont says the law enforcement force will be comprised of both uniform and plain-clothed officers from West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens Police, Jupiter Police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Attendees should also expect to see a lot of private security at the gates and barriers up at all three SunFest gates to prevent any bulldozing incidents and other threats.

Additionally, officers will also be directing traffic outside of the festival grounds to keep both vehicle and pedestrian traffic both safe and moving.

”You’re going to have officers directing traffic, keeping things flowing and also slowing things down if they’re going to fast,” said LeFont. “We want to make sure people can get in and out of those garages in a timely fashion especially with SunFest breaking records every year.”