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Security gets a boost for 2018 Taste of Tippecanoe

Local police and other first responders have a comprehensive plan in place to keep people safe, but it's not just about safety.

Posted: Jun. 14, 2018 6:20 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tens of thousands are expected to fill downtown Lafayette for the 37th Taste of Tippecanoe.

Organizers said they've been working to beef up security.

Local police and other first responders have a comprehensive plan in place to keep people safe, but it's not just about safety.

Event director Scott Freeman said people sneaking in has been a problem in the past. This year security is being increased at the gates and along fences to prevent it.

Freeman said although security will be increased, it won't keep people from having a good time.

"They want to be a presence, but they don't want to be in the way," said Freeman. "They want to make sure that if anything goes down, there's a fire or some sort of an emergency, they can get in and take care of it."

Advance purchase tickets are still available. To learn how to get them for $5 less than the gate price, click here.

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