TCPD: Heightened Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day

TcpdSt. Patrick’s Day is here in northern Michigan and Traverse City Police Department is stepping up their patrols.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the busiest nights for officers. Captain Gillis says aside from the day before Thanksgiving, Saint Patrick’s Day can be one of their busier days.

“Obviously our expectations are for everyone to have a good time. However, to be responsible,” Gillis says.

He’s advising all people celebrating the holiday to be diligent. He says people should find a designated driver or an alternative way to get home.

“We’re going to have more units obviously working tonight. And our objective is for everyone to go home safe and keep the calls to a minimum,” Gillis says. “[We want] everybody to act responsible, have a good time, but also be responsible and have a safe trip back.”

Gillis advises people to get a taxi or Uber and to stay off the roads if you’ve been drinking.