Orlando makes safety preps for holiday weekend

- Safety is a big concern across Central Florida in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting, especially with big events and a holiday weekend coming up.

Thousands of people will crowd the Amway Arena for Thursday night’s nearly sold out Justin Bieber concert, and many communities will have their fireworks shows.

So security is a major priority for the City of Orlando.

FOX 35 spoke to the Orlando Police Department about their plans on keeping so many people safe as the holiday weekend kicks off.

Deputy Chief Orlando Roland with OPD says, “Of course after what happened at the Pulse tragedy everyone is concerned about security. We’re going to continue to implement all of our customary resources to be applied to that and then some, so we don’t ever get into details but rest assured security will be there.”

And Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer wants to reassure the public, “We’ll take our precautionary measures, there will be a lot of people downtown, we usually have an excess of over 100,000 people, but you can be sure you’ll be safe in downtown Orlando.”

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