SPD wants you to have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sgt. Preuninger

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 1:14 p.m.

As Spokane celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Spokane Police Department (SPD) has a few tips for those attending the event.

Police officers will be providing security for the event and attendees will find a uniformed police officer and/or SPD volunteer at most intersections along the parade 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.
  • Lock ALL vehicle doors and secure windows. If possible use a vehicle anti-theft device.
  • 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.
  • Take public transportation if you can.
  • Drivers should slow down and be aware of extra pedestrian activity.
  • Pedestrians should exercise extra caution and watch for traffic.
  • Remember the Washington/Stevens Street couplet is not a pedestrian zone.
  • Do not leave purses or bags unattended.
  • Animals are prohibited during special events, so please leave them at home (service animals are permitted).
  • Remember open containers are not allowed.

A complete list of street obstructions can be found here.

SPD wants you to enjoy your holiday activities, but please celebrate responsibly. Don’t forget ride share options and remember, your festiveness should not intrude on the good times of others.

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