INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - With the NBA Eastern Conference Finals and the Indianapolis 500 happening on the same day in Indianapolis, local law enforcement are planning on a busy day.
Security will be beefed up for Sunday's Pacers playoff game, as well as the Indy 500.Public Safety Director Troy Riggs and IMPD Police Chief Rick Hite met with the Indiana Pacers to map out plans for this weekend.
Riggs said fans will see additional officers on foot and horseback. Private security companies will also help.
If severe weather hits, the team will defer its severe weather policy.
"We do our best but one of the things we need is the publics help," Riggs said. "If you see something, say some thing. That worked very well during the mini marathon."
Riggs said officers investigated ten reports of suspicious behavior during the mini. After investigating, the threats weren't threatening.
Some of the increased security measures were prompted by the Boston bombings, and those plans have been shared with the Pacers.
Cheif Hite says the city can handle the spotlight.
"The Super Bowl was the granddaddy of them all to give us opportunity to prepare for big events and the inevitable," Hite said. "Things that may happen or may not happen that you don't plan for. "
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