Sheriff’s Office and City of Daytona Beach in Anticipation of Large Crowds Over Weekend, and Possibly Summer.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
Volusia County Officials held a briefing this afternoon featuring Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri, and City of Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, who all announced their anticipation in large crowds over the weekend in Daytona Beach, and other areas throughout the county.
“I anticipate large crowds this weekend, I think it’s gonna be every weekend through the summer, just because people have been cooped up the last few months,” DBPD Chief Capri said.
All three entities have constructed a plan together, and the Sheriff’s office has called in other Sheriff’s offices from Seminole, Flagler, and St. John’s counties for assistance if needed, as people flock to the county to utilize its beaches and amenities.
Chief Capri assured residents and visitors that the “Community is safe.”
“Don’t be afraid, and practice CDC Guidelines,” Capri said at the press conference.
Sheriff Chitwood firmly “believes in the plan that we have in place,” and also encourages residents to not tolerate violence in the community, by notifying law enforcement. While all events that have gone on in the county have remained peaceful, officials, are fully adamant on keeping the events peaceful.
At this time there are no scheduled protests over the weekend according to law enforcement.