EDMOND, Okla. – The 2015 Edmond Libertyfest is expected to attract more than 50,000 parade goers and revelers.
In light of recent terror threats by ISIS to strike the United States on Independence Day, the Edmond Police Department is taking extra precautions.
Officers are asking the public to be vigilant.
“If you see something that you think is not right or something sitting around that you think, ‘God, that looks out-of-place,’ call us, call 911, or find that officer on the corner,” said Sgt. James Hamm, with the Edmond Police Department.
Mary Edwards owns Cinnamon Bear, a children’s store, in downtown Edmond.
She says the Downtown Edmond Business Association put an emergency plan in place shortly after the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013.
“I feel like we’re very secure here. The police have been out all week going around, talking to the business owners, so I feel like everyone’s very aware”, Edwards said.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department will also assist Edmond officers with extra security.
“We just want everyone to come out and have a good time and we want to provide the safest environment we can.”