Baltimore Police Primed for the Preakness

Officials say the second leg of the Triple Crown is expected to draw 150,000 people this year.


Hood said that Baltimore police are working in close cooperation with the Maryland Jockey Club in providing security for the event at their request as they want to ensure that they are doing everything possible to be proactive when it comes to safety. Hood said that the Baltimore Police Department works with a host of partners to keep the race safe including; DHS; FBI; ATF; Maryland State Police; the National Guard; and, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). “It’s a whole community approach,” says Hood. “These large-scale events help us prepare for everyday situations.”

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