Police patrol as ambassadors at All-Star events

The Associated PressJuly 14, 2014 

— Minneapolis police monitor more than 200 public safety cameras from a command center near Target Field where Tuesday's All-Star Game will be held.

With the All-Star festivities well under way, the police force also has a strong presence on the crowded streets in downtown Minneapolis. Police spokesman John Elder says "it's customer service stuff — being visible, being present, being ambassadors" to the city.

Police Cmdr. Scott Gerlicher tells the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1ygpERe ) there haven't been any major incidents, just some intoxicated fans and people trying to sell counterfeit merchandise.

Elder says that in addition to Minneapolis and St. Paul police, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, FBI, state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Secret Service, State Patrol, Homeland Security and others are helping with security.

Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service

Find a Home

$225,000 Modesto
3 bed, 2 full bath. Great opportunity to own this wonderful...

Find a Car

Search New Cars