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The Special Events Division of the Columbia Police Department coordinates large public events occurring in the city, such as parades, (get parade permit), public festivals 5 Points Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration, etc.), (get beer and wine resolution) construction projects, VIP visits to Columbia, specialized traffic patrol assignments, and sporting events.

Under the current supervision of Officer Robert J. Hall, the Special Events Division formulates an Operational Plan for each event, formulating a plan to accommodate traffic and crowd control, public safety concerns, and crime prevention. The Operations Plan determines the necessary number of officers (request form for Special Duty Officers) required to control the event, a schedule for set-up, implementation, breakdown, street closures and effective placement of law enforcement personnel and barricades. An After Action Report is prepared following each event to determine the best plans for future events.

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