SPD: Tips to keep Hoopfest safe for all

SPD: Tips to keep Hoopfest safe for all

As roughly 250,000 people descend upon Spokane’s streets for Hoopfest, Spokane Police Department has a few tips to help make the best of the weekend- and keep the event safe for all.

SPD Officer John O’Brien said Thursday that Hoopfest is usually a “low-key” event, though there have been issues in years past.

Some of the things SPD asks of Hoopfest attendees:

– Keep valuables with you, or at least out of sight in parked cars. Car prowlers often take advantage of an event like this one. O’Brien says there will be officers keeping an eye out for prowlers.

– Some officers have also been designated as DUI patrols for the weekend. O’Brien emphasizes the importance of using the services available or finding a designated driver. Washington State Patrol will also be monitoring the roads for impaired drivers.

– For a full list of safety tips from SPD and the Spokane Fire Department, see here .