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Crews prepping for the upcoming ROMP Festival

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The setup continues on Tuesday for the ROMP Festival at Yellow Creek Park.

12 employees from Mid-Coast Performance Audio have started assembling the stage. Work really steps up on Wednesday to finish the job.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office will be providing security for the event and authorities say they're ready for the expected large crowd.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office says they will be working around the clock providing security at the ROMP Festival.

The sheriff's office is stationing 10 deputies at Yellow Creek Park over the four day festival. 

When you break it down, that's more than 380 man-hours of security for the thousands of people expected to show up. In case you were wondering, ROMP is paying all overtime for deputies working the event.

"We have to maintain our coverage to the citizens of Daviess County with our normal scope of our job and also cover 24 hour a day coverage at Yellow Creek Park for the ROMP Festival. It's quite tasking," says Lieutenant Barry Smith, with the Daviess County Sheriff's Office. 

The sheriff's office says the festival will not put any strain on them. Regular county patrols will go on as planned during the event. They say citizens won't notice a difference.

"The main thing is we want everyone that is going to attend the event to enjoy the event and not have any problems. If there are any problems, for one of use to be able to assist the situation," Smith says.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office says there haven't been any arrests made at a ROMP Festival.  

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