Starkville Police Department Master Officer Freddie Bardley enters an SPD police car to begin his evening patrol Wednesday. SPD will retain its Friday night patrols even as it sends 20 officers to Bulldog Bash. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)
With crowds of thousands expected to descend on the Cotton District for Bulldog Bash, Starkville Police Department is preparing to keep the crowds safe, working with MSU to manage traffic and parking.
Capt. Chris Thomas said SPD would have a minimum of 27 officers active in total Friday night, with 20 at Bulldog Bash itself and the others patrolling the city. Some officers would patrol Bulldog Bashâ€™s perimeter, he said, and those on the ground at the concert itself would patrol in pairs.
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