Rogers Police make public safety a top priority during Bikes, Blues & BBQ

ROGERS, Ark., (KNWA/KFTA) – The Rogers Police Department has educated the public on how everyone can stay safe during Bikes, Blues and BBQ.

With nearly 300,000 people arriving in town, safety is the Town of Rogers’ biggest concern.

To ensure public safety, Keith Foster, the public information officer for the Rogers Police Department, says police presence will be everywhere.

“We will have officers here to monitor the crowd, work and monitor,” Foster said.

Foster says the police want the community to have fun, so their officers will only intervene if something poses an immediate threat.

“We don’t want to be a heavy presence. Our favorite philosophy is to just stay in the background and watch, and let everyone have a good time,” Foster said.

With such a significant event, Foster said officers would be looking for some signs.

“If you trip, fall off the curb, pose a danger to yourself and others or cause a disturbance, then, of course, we will respond,” Foster said.

Foster says the police are happy to have bikes, blues and a barbecue at Rogers and hopes everyone is having a safe and fun time.