ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University's Homecoming weekend has arrived.
Albany police said Friday that they want to help prevent crime during this weekend's festivities.
Chief Michael Persley said residents and visitors should use a designated driver or a taxi if you plan on drinking, and make sure you travel safely.
"If you're going to a party, let somebody know where you're going. Don't travel alone. Travel with a buddy. and make sure you're valuables are locked up," said Chief Persley.
Officers will have an increased presence in the area, along with doing security at some of the homecoming events.
"We have our officers who are the ones who are on duty, they will be in select areas," Chief Persley explained. "Because of the number of activities, requests have been coming in for us to do security and be present at certain events that are sponsored by the school."
The homecoming parade is Saturday at 9 a.m. in downtown Albany.
Chief Persley asked people to stay patient downtown and listen to officers' directions.