Safety in Santa Monica this Memorial Day weekend

A street blocked off in Manchester after the recent attack.

SANTA MONICA – In the wake of the heartbreaking terrorist attack in Manchester and recent suicide bombing in Jakarta, it is crucial to look at how one stays safe in these uncertain times. It is no secret that Santa Monica’s beautiful beaches and fun events attract tourists both near and far, but what does that mean for security, especially on this Memorial Day weekend?

Santa Monica Police Department was unavailable for comment, however, with the addition of thousands of tourists in Santa Monica due to the holiday weekend, an increased police presence is expected.  It is now more important than ever to have strong safety protocols in place to ensure a fun, safe time for everyone. Police are also expected to be even more vigiliget in keeping the community safe in the wake of recent attacks.  Especially because, aside from just the normal influx of visitors on a long weekend, this Sunday, Main Street will also see an influx of guests.  About 1,000 people are expected to flock to MAINopoly on Main Street, an interactive event that boasts fun, food, fundraising and drinking. 

Throughout all the fun it is important that residents and visitors alike remember to remain aware of their surroundings and exercise caution in the crowds. Make sure to report any suspicious activity to the Santa Monica Police Department Headquarters (310) 395-9931.

Photo by Reuters and Santa Monica Beach by Clinton Steeds is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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