Dozens of VSP Vehicles Set Up Near UVA's Lambeth Field
Police, troopers, and guardsmen from all around the state are descending on Charlottesville. Virginia State Police troopers have started staging near Lambeth Field at the University of Virginia.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Police, troopers, and guardsmen from all around the state are descending on Charlottesville.
More than 1,000 members of various law enforcement departments are expected to be on-hand to respond in the city, Albemarle County, and other areas for the August 12 anniversary weekend.
Of that, roughly 700 of those will be Virginia State Police troopers. Some of them could be seen staging near Lambeth Field at the University of Virginia early Thursday, August 9. It's just one of the places around town being used to accommodate the increase in police vehicles and manpower.
A state of emergency has already been declared by Governor Ralph Northam, which will allow the Virginia National Guard to participate in security efforts for August 10-12. Three-hundred guardsmen will be on-call for the weekend.
Charlottesville is also taking additional security measures, especially around the immediate Downtown Mall area.
The University of Virginia is putting restrictions around the UVA Lawn, and has barricaded the statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of the Rotunda.