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LMPD ready to keep Oaks and Derby crowds safe with increased security

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of Louisville Metro Police officers will be on duty around the city and at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.

LMPD Chief Steve Conrad talks about the steps being taken to ensure everyone stays safe. Churchill Downs will no longer allow re-entry on Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks days for ticketed patrons who leave the grounds.They hope that will cut down on wait times at entry gates and concern for those victimized by the sale of counterfeit tickets and wristbands outside the gates.

The list of items that cannot be carried into the track by guests on Kentucky Oaks and Derby days was expanded to include selfie sticks and remote-controlled aircraft, including drones.

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