Agencies at Horse Park working together to keep WEG spectators safe

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

It's expected to draw thousands of people to the Bluegrass, and while the World Equestrian Games are gong on many different agencies will be working together to keep everyone safe! Many start their work on Wednesday morning.

Federal, state and local agencies are getting ready for the World Equestrian Games.

"We had a briefing this morning. It's one of the main security briefs for the detail which starts later on this week," says Sgt. Bobby Motley with Kentucky State Police.

"For the last two days we have been doing our training, weapons training, and pretty much everything needed to know to work the World Equestrian Games," says Sgt. Adam Zuniga with the Kentucky National Guard.

Sergeant Adam Zuniga with the Kentucky National Guard says they've been familiarizing themselves with the Kentucky Horse Park, the areas they will be working, and what to do in all scenarios.

"In an unlikely event something were to happen, how would we proceed with that," says Sgt. Adam Zuniga.

There will be plenty of security on hand for this worldwide event. Lexington Police, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Kentucky Horse Park Police, and the Kentucky National Guard, along with other agencies, will all be providing security.

"We're just trying to make it safe for everybody," says Sgt. Bobby Motley.

"We just want to make sure everyone knows it is safe here, you can enjoy yourself, enjoy the games and have a good time. That's why we're here," says Sgt. Adam Zuniga.

As for security, many of the agencies will begin their work tomorrow at the Kentucky Horse Park and they will be at the park 24 hours a day.

The different agencies will be providing security both inside and outside the park.


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