Some Cincinnati police officers will be working a lot this weekend and early next week as part of the All-Star festivities.
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is planning to speak at the twice-daily roll calls for officers at the beginning of their shifts.
“Our police officers do a fantastic job protecting our city,” Mayor Cranley said in a written statement. “During this time when they are going to be extra busy, I think it’s important to offer them some words of encouragement and support as they begin their shifts. I want the officers to know that I and my fellow Cincinnatians appreciate all they do for our city.”
Those roll calls will happen daily starting Friday morning at 8 a.m. and continue through Tuesday afternoon.
Depending on the specific duties needed for the day, there will be 50 to 70 officers at the morning roll calls, and more than 80 in the evening.
Those shifts will begin at the police department's Spinney Field complex in Lower Price Hill.
Cincinnati officers will be getting assistance from nearby city and county departments and some federal agencies.