Safety Tips for MLK Day Unity March

Cpl. Teresa Fuller

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:46 a.m.

City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Martin Luther King Day Unity March. Spokane Police are asking citizens to leave backpacks at home if you are attending the march.

Police officers will be providing security for the event and attendees will find a uniformed police officer and/or SPD volunteer at nearly every intersection along the route. Additional behind the scenes measures will be implemented as well.

To help ensure the safety of people attending as well as those that are in the area, officials are asking for the community’s help with following a few safety tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Immediately report suspicious activity to law enforcement officials.
  • Never leave children unattended.
  • Do not leave any valuables in vehicles.
  • Carry purses and wallets on you and in a safe place.
  • Choose an alternative route to avoid congestion if you do not need to be downtown.
  • Drivers should slow down and be aware of extra pedestrian activity.
  • Pedestrians should exercise extra caution and watch for traffic.
  • Do not leave purses or belongings unattended. 
  • Animals are prohibited during special events, so please leave them at home (service animals are permitted).

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Officer Steve Anderson