CHATTANOOGA, TN. (WDEF-TV)
Statement from the Chattanooga Police Department
We have received several calls and emails today regarding the Boston Marathon bombings and how safety measures are implemented here in Chattanooga during large events.
Since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, operations and security plans for large events have changed significantly. Without going into specific detail of our operations and security plans, we want to assure you that the number one priority of the Chattanooga Police Department is the safety of our citizens.
In reference to the upcoming U.S. Pro Championship Road Race and Riverbend Festival, our goal is to provide a safe and secure event for all participants and spectators. To achieve this goal, we have been discussing safety measures with multiple agencies for the past year and will take all necessary precautions to address any threat of violence before, during, or after the event. Again, we cannot stress enough that our priority is always the safety of our citizens.