Law enforcement working to keep visitors at the fair safe
Santana Cooper visits fair with her son.
South Georgians are making
their annual trip to the Exchange Club Fairgrounds to enjoy all the fair has to
"Of course I love the
fair, every year I come to the fair every year, me and my kids of course,"
said Santana Cooper, fair attendee.
The Dougherty County
Sheriff's office is in charge of security.
They wouldn't talk to us about their safety plan, but fair organizers
say there are plenty of officers on site.
"We employ approximately
40 police officers, local police officers that are out here helping us maintain
safety while out here at the fairgrounds," said Skip Nichols, fair
The officers have a lot to
do to make sure everything goes smoothly.
"They're cruising the
whole entire midway fairgrounds; in the parking lots, we got policemen out on
the roads directing traffic," said Nichols.
Skip Nichols says if
parents get separated from their children, they shouldn't worry too much.
acclimated to seeing the child may be wandering around without parent supervision,
our exchange ikes, and police officers bring them to our front porch, they sit
on the front porch until the parents come by and pick them up," said
Santana Cooper brought her
children to the fair tonight and is glad officers are making sure they're safe.
"This is the time to
chill with your kids, relax and have a good time with your kids, I feel like
anybody with drama shouldn't even be out here and I'm glad that the police are
out to supervise and make sure everything goes accordingly," said Cooper.
So that you and your
family can have a good and safe time.
For more information about ticket prices and directions to the fair