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Police Chief Confident in Current Safety Measures at Local Events

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

With upcoming events here in Corpus Christi, Monday's explosions in Boston have many throughout the Coastal Bend questioning our own security measures.

This coming weekend we have the Tour de Cure here in Corpus Christi, which is expected to draw hundreds of cyclists to the city. 16,000 people are expected to participate in Beach to Bay, and 160,000 for Buc Days.

Corpus Christi Police Department Chief Floyd Simpson said he is very confident in the safety measures that are already in place, and he said that Corpus Christi is in a good position based on the resources that we have.

Corpus Christi gets a lot of federal support from Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi and the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as support from the local Sheriff's Department and the District Attorney's Office. Every time we have a special event, the CCPD always has extra officers on duty taking care of the events.

"Certainly when things like this happen, we review our practices and our protocols and our tactics," Simpson said. "But as it stands right now, we are going to move forward based on what I'm getting, in a manner in which we had already planned to moved forward."

Police said they will do everything they can to keep everyone safe. They just ask the community to report when they see anything out of the ordinary.

Simpson said he is fairly confident that, in the event something would happen, Corpus Christi police would respond accordingly.