Officials increasing security for this year’s Fall Festival

Officials increasing security for this year’s Fall Festival

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Crews are hard at work on west Franklin Street setting up rides and installing security cameras as we near the start of the Fall Festival.

The Evansville Police Department, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, and the West Side Nut Club are taking security very seriously. They have even doubled the number of security cameras on Franklin this year.

The West Side Nut Club says crowds get bigger every Fall Festival.

“We want to make sure the kids and the families and all participants are all safe down here,” says Safety and Security Chairman Rob Waller.

All along West Franklin, the West Side Nut Club has 35 security cameras all being streamed to first responders on and off-site.

Evansville Police tell us they will have an officer in and out of uniform, some keeping an eye out atop buildings.

“Chief Bolin and Sheriff Wedding always supply guys down here so we have plenty of police presence,” explains Waller.

AMR will also be on the scene ready to help anyone who needs them.

“As Nut Club, its what we do is put on this festival and we want it to be a great success its what they do is be first responders and emergency personnel to make sure everything goes well,” Waller says.

The Nut Club wants to remind everyone to be aware of their surroundings and keep an eye on your children.

If you see anything say something, report it.

And EPD also confirms the “Evansville Batman” will be out Monday keeping watch over the crowds. You can spot him on top of the Gerst Haus.

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