With preparations fast underway for this years Ultra Music Festival in Miami, the city’s police chief has confirmed that security will be a top priority at the event.
“We have a lot of police officers that are working,” Chief Jorge Colina explained during an earlier conference. “We have plain-clothed officers. We have marine patrol in the water, officers on the ground, aviation units.”
Given the recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the mass shooting in Las Vegas last year, counter sniper intelligence is also set to placed above the festival grounds in a way that every vantage point is visible by officers on duty.
A contact person for the Miami police will also be stationed at each front office in every downtown building in the area. Colina encourages festival attendees to be vigilant and not speak up if they see something unusual.
“If you see a person checking in with 10 bags, that’s peculiar. Let us know.” He commented.
Video surveillance is also set up for the three-day event, with cameras having been set up along Biscayne Blvd. Officers on duty are able to monitor these within the event as well.
“If you’re a bad person and want to harm someone….this is not the place for you.”
Ultra Music Festival in Miami is scheduled to begin this Friday.