Spokane Police Hoopfest Security - On-Cam Availability Today at 1 p.m.

Special Events Unit Supervisor, Sgt. JD Anderson will be available for an on-camera interview today, at 1:00 p.m., in the Chief’s Conference Room of the Public Safety Building to talk about Spokane Police presence at Hoopfest.

Monique Cotton 509.363.8285

Friday, June 27, 2014 at Midnight

The Spokane Police Department is working closely with Hoopfest to keep the event safe. Approximately 100 officers, plus special security teams, in both uniform and plain clothes, will work throughout the Hoopfest weekend. Additionally, SPD will work with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to secure the event.

As a reminder, please do not park at meters in the Downtown area that are bagged with red or orange meter bags. Once the meters have been bagged for 12 hours, cars will be towed. These areas are for Hoopfest equipment, emergency vehicles, event equipment vehicles, and STA buses.

Today, yellow bags will be placed on many meters in the downtown area. Vehicle must be moved by 6 p.m. or they could be towed. These are in the area where the courts, etc. will be set up overnight.

Road closures begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Road closures are slightly different this year, due to construction of the new convention center parking garage and hotel. Gardner, Boy Scout Way, and Dean will be closed between Howard and Washington this year. There will be courts in the northeast parking lot of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

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