(Editor's Note: This s statement from the Evansville Police Department regarding banned and restricted items at the 2005 Evansville Freedom Festival.)
The Evansville Police Department would like to extend a welcome to all the visitors, vendors, volunteers, and performers to the Evansville Freedom Festival taking place from Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26, 2005 and then on July 4, 2005.
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There will be numerous officers from several agencies working on the public's behalf to ensure a safe, secure, and enjoyable festival environment. Approximately 65 Officers will be stationed at various locations along the downtown riverfront, patrolling the river, the riverbank, the surrounding festival site, as well as at the airport each day.
Officers will be working in various uniforms as well as in plain clothes. They will be operating boats, bicycles, motorcycles, ATV's, and will be on foot.
Agencies providing safety and security for the Freedom Festival:
Please take note of the following restrictions and law enforcement activities: