Local, state and federal law enforcement set to be in Bristol for 4th of July festivities

BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE) — Bristol Police Department said it’s taken months to prepare safety plans for the Bristol Fourth of July festivities, when thousands of people who are expected to come out.

Maj. Brian Burke said because of these large crowds, it’s a joint effort between numerous local state and city officials, state officers and federal agencies — who track ongoing events outside the state to make sure nothing would hinder the security in Bristol.

Burke said the third of July is one of the bigger days monitored by law enforcement because of the the thousands of people drinking throughout the town.

Police are reminding people to not bring their dogs to the fireworks, per town ordinance, but also because it interferes with K-9 activity in the area.

It’s the 237th annual parade, the oldest Fourth of July parade in the country.

The parade will kick off Monday at 10:30 a.m. from Mt. Hope High School.

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