UM increases security for Homecoming game


MISSOULA, Mont. - It's Homecoming at the University of Montana, and to ensure safety campus police increased security, especially for the football game.

There will be 200 people working the event, from officers to the special event team. Chief of Police Marty Ludemann would rather be safe than sorry by encouraging others to be proactive.

"We will do bag checks, just making sure everyone is safe coming in. We are also asking our fans to be diligent, and if they see something then say something," Ludemann said.

He said football is considered a community event, and there will be several patrols at the game including the University of Montana police, city police, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office and a K-9.

The weekend will be filled with a parade, tailgating and the Griz football game. Kickoff is at 1 p.m., and gates will open at 11:30 a.m.

For more information on tailgating and the stadium policies you can click here .

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