NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Local, state and federal agencies will have a heavy presence this weekend and thousands descend on Norfolk for the Virginia International Tattoo.
"We're going to provide the kind of security necessary for an event like this," Chris Amos with the Norfolk Police Department said.
In light of last week's bombing in Boston, police are stepping up patrols, but are relying on the public's help in staying vigilant.
'If you see something, stop an officer," Amos said. "They won't be hard to find. We'll investigate and do what needs to be done to take care of it from there."
Festival goers told WAVY.com Thursday they felt safe and comfortable attending the event.
"I'm glad to see them out, you know, they're working and taking care of what they have to take care of," Ernest St. Jacques said. "That makes it a secure feeling."
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