Last year, around 100,000 people came to Watkins Glen International to join in the NASCAR extravaganza — a weekend that the Schulyer County Sheriff’s office takes extra safety precautions.
Schulyer County Sheriff Bill Yessman tells 18 News about the massive security operation in place for the big race.
“We always have our patrols vigilant of any suspicious activity, we have K9s here that search the grand stands, they do a sweep their explosive dogs state police dogs every morning,” said Yessman.
Security cameras will be all across the facilities to keep an eye out for safety and potential terrorist threats.
“We’re just proactive seeing all the vehicle attacks overseas lately and stuff so we have some plans in place to deal with that and hopefully prevent that,” said Yessman.
The Schulyer County Sheriff’s office has a satellite station on-site at WGI but emergency operation teams will be on stand by ready to go at a moments notice to keep you and your family safe.
Sheriff Yessman also says do not drink and drive around the facility as they will enforce DWI laws.