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Redwood City Police Department
Tuesday October 15th, 2019 :: 10:23 a.m. PDT


Redwood City PD Introduces Enhanced Security Measures at Public Events

Ensuring community safety is the highest priority of the Redwood City Police Department. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for residents and visitors enjoying events in our City.

In the aftermath of several recent tragic events taking place both locally and around the country, the Redwood City Police Department has evaluated and continues to refine our security plans related to community events and large public gatherings.

While the Police Department does not make public specific information regarding security plans and staffing for special events, we believe it is important to address the security concerns of our residents and keep them informed about our efforts.

Some of the security measures we currently use and/or plan to incorporate at public events include:

• Extensive coordination and planning with event organizers and appropriate City staff
• An individual threat assessment of each event
• Analysis of current threat conditions and trends
• The use of blocking vehicles and fortified barriers to mitigate the impact of intentional vehicle attacks and errant drivers
• The use of fencing and other barriers to restrict personnel access and control crowd movement
• Increased overt use of tactical personnel with specialized equipment
• Select distribution of mass casualty medical triage kits
• Assignment of personnel to elevated positions of observation
• Additional police staffing, including both uniformed and non-uniformed personnel

These and other measures are intended to dissuade criminals from carrying out acts of violence, troubleshoot potential threats, provide a sense of comfort for event attendees, and reduce our emergency response time to a critical incident.

We remind our event attendees “If you see something, say something.” Remain aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activity by calling our non-emergency number at (650) 780-7100 and selecting option 5, or report an emergency by calling or texting 911.

The Redwood City Police Department uses a variety of social media platforms to stay connected with our community. We encourage you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter via @Redwoodcitypd, and sign up for alerts on Nixle by texting your Redwood City zip code to 888-777.

Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St
Redwood City, CA 94063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-780-7100

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