With the 20th Ultra Music Festival just two days away, preparations are well underway for the tens of thousands of people who will flock to downtown Miami for the weekend event.
Miami Police has created what is being called a "comprehensive security plan" which incorporates traffic, uniformed and undercover officers, firefighters and outside agencies.
The police chief conducted a walk-through at Bayfront Park on Wednesday morning in preparation.
UMF will take place just months after the devastating mass shooting at the Las Vegas festival in 2017. Ultra Chief of Security Ray Martinez stated:
“WE’RE ALWAYS CONCERNED. SAFETY AND SECURITY IS OUR PRIMARY MISSION”
Miami Police Commander Freddie Cruz stated that they added resources to protect attendees, which they will not reveal. Additionally, the SWAT team will be on standby. Ray Martinez stated as well:
“FORTUNATELY, MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT IS A PREMIERE LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND THEY PUT TOGETHER SOME TACTICS AND PLANS TO GUARD AGAINST THAT AND TRY TO PREVENT ANYTHING FROM HAPPENING”