Police Prepare for Fourth of July Celebrations in the Inner Harbor
Updated: Thursday, July 3 2014, 10:41 PM EDT
Baltimore Police will be out in full force on Friday for Fourth of July festivities in the Inner Harbor.
Fourth of July celebrations in the past have attracted over 200,000 to the harbor, but police say they are ready.
Police say in addition to plain clothes and uniformed officers on foot, in cars and on bikes, the department's aviation unit will be out to ensure the celebrations are safe and problem free.
Officers will also be handing out expectations of conduct, which lists what is accepted and permitted while downtown. Among those guidelines are no open containers, no public intoxication or disorderly conduct and to keep purses and belongings secured or in a safe location.
Police had to make changes to their security measures in 2011 after a man from Alabama was stabbed and a 4-year-old was shot while watching fireworks in the Inner Harbor. Since then, Fourth of July celebrations have been without incident.