Biloxi Police host family-friendly festival

Dozens of people are expected to gather for the Biloxi Community Festival Against Crime on Saturday at Point Cadet Plaza, 121 Cadet St. The Biloxi Police Department will offer home and personal safety tips during a free festival from 2 to 6 p.m.

This popular festival allows the public to get a close-up look at the city’s emergency-response equipment, meet police officers and firefighters, and receive helpful safety tips in a family-friendly environment.

“We want our citizens to get to know our police officers and see what services we provide,” said Biloxi Police Capt. Thomas Goldsworthy. “We want everyone to come out, relax, and have a good time.”

Visitors will have a chance to spend the afternoon learning more about operations in the police department, see some of their high-tech equipment, and learn how to avoid becoming a victim of crime.

The event will feature vendors with free giveaways, games, and activities, police canine demonstrations, free pizza provided by Dominos and Papa Johns, hamburgers and hot dogs by the Biloxi Bacon Brigade, soft drinks, and Starbucks coffee.

First responders participating in the event are the Biloxi Police Department’s dive and rescue team, bomb squad, crime scene investigations, and the traffic and bicycle divisions. The Biloxi Fire Department and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will also be showing off emergency vehicles and equipment.
See the festival flyer

News & notes: I-110 closure, traffic

I-110 closure: MDOT will temporarily close the right lanes of I-110 in both directions from Rodriguez Street to the drawbridge on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. followed by the closure of all lanes of I-110 in both directions between Rodriguez Street and Beach Boulevard from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30. The closure is so that sign trusses can be repaired and installed.

Traffic: See the latest on road work and traffic throughout the city in Traffic Update, published online each day by the city’s Engineering Department. To see the update, along with links to MDOT traffic cameras and Gulf Regional Planning Commission traffic counts, click here.