According to Chief Jeff Fields, who is in charge of fair security, this year will be no different from last.
“We will be in the same location — in our office by the main stage like in years past,” Fields said.
Feilds also stated that his deputies will be patrolling the fair grounds and that someone will always be available in case a problem arises.
The deputies will be working on their days off and will patrolling the fair all day and night long. Fields assured those that plan on attending the fair that he and his deputies plan on making the fair as safe as possible.
But patrolling is not the only duty the Sheriff’s Department will be doing. They also will be conducting traffic at the end of fairground road, escorting the fair officials who take the money from the gate to the bank for deposit and they will be manning a booth with information about Public Resource Officer (PRO) and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), both of which are in place in Mason County schools.
Kevin Durst, fair board treasurer, commented on the security that the deputies provide.
“The sheriff’s department has done an excellent job in securing the fairgrounds both day and night,” Durst said. “They patrol the grounds and provide security just as they have throughout the years.
Fields, along with the entire department, are committed to the safety of those who attend the 2010 Mason County Fair.