A Stronger Police Presence at New Bedford’s Half Marathon This Weekend
New Bedford Police will have an even stronger presence this weekend at the New Bedford Half Marathon, than they have in previous years.
With an average of 3,000 runners expected this Sunday, organizers want to make sure they’ve got everything covered to be certain that everyone running and watching, are safe.
New Bedford police say they’ve got as many as 120 officers including for the first time, officers from Dartmouth and Fairhaven to help on race day.
According to The Standard Times, most of the officers that have done this detail in the past agree that it is one of the most rewarding ones they do. NB Police Captain Joseph Cordeiro says, “The runners as they go by thank us. They are complimenting us and the officers are cheering them on. This event highlights the spirit and character of New Bedford.”
So for those of you who are running or plan to be watching the New Bedford Half Marathon, you should feel good to know the security for this event is taken very seriously. Race organizers and officials want the day to be fun and stress free for everyone.
The race kicks off at 11am next Sunday at New Bedford’s City Hall where Mayor Jon Mitchell will fire the starting gun.