Police prepared to keep South Haven fireworks show safe

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — The South Haven Police Department said officers are prepared for this year’s Light Up the Lake fireworks show.

Around 70,000 to 80,000 people are expected to attend the event Tuesday, according to South Haven Police Department.

The department will once again have several officers patrolling the beaches. Also, there will be more officers patrolling the city this year.

Several agencies will help with patrolling the event, including the Michigan State Police, Covert Township Police Department, Bangor Police Department, Van Buren County, Allegan County, Berrien County sheriff’s offices. South Haven police will also gets help from a private security company.  

"We will have a few more plan clothed officers that will be around the beach areas and also on the side streets. We found last year that since we weren't allowing alcohol on the beach a lot of people were going up to cars and some of the side streets. You know you still can’t have open alcohol in any public street," said South Haven Police Chief Natalie Thompson. 

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