LMPD, local law enforcement stepping up patrols during NCAA games


by WHAS11.com


Posted on March 28, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 28 at 6:13 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – In wake of the recent violence experienced in downtown Louisville along with Louisville and Kentucky participating in NCAA events, Louisville Metro Police is stepping up patrols to ensure safety throughout the weekend.

Louisville Metro Police has created a plan with other local law enforcement to make sure celebrations are safe and secure.

According to a memo written by Louisville Metro Police, they say four branches of uniformed police officers will specialize in Crime and prevention as well as traffic control.

The branches include:

Branch 1:  Broadway from First Street to 28th Street

Branch 2:  Broadway from 28th Street to Southwestern Parkway

Branch 3:  Waterfront/Downtown Business District/ Fourth Street Live Area /Bardstown Road – Baxter Avenue Corridor

Branch 4:  UofL Campus area

For more traffic closings visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov.