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City services ready for influx of visiting spring breakers

City ready for spring break revelers
Posted at 6:06 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 19:08:07-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi city leaders say they're prepare for the influx of visitors for spring break.

The city held a press conference this morning to announce their plan of action.

City leaders like the mayor, members with Parks and Rec and many other departments were there.

The Corpus Christi Police Department says they will be adding additional officers on the beach -- patrolling the area

CCPD says many of the extra traffic units will be looking for drivers who are impaired behind the wheel.

To ensure everyone is safe on the beach, officers will have extra shifts where they will come in early in the day and a second shift overlapping in the evenings.

Police also say they will even have off-duty officers downtown.

“Now, if the beach ends up not being real busy we'll send the extra units downtown or where the people seemed to be gathering at,” said Corpus Christi Police Department Capt. Trenade Paddock-Roberts.

Officers also say they will be partnering with DPS state troopers along with Texas Parks and Wildlife officials.

At the press conference, Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni encouraged everyone to take advantage of downtown popular hotspots like the Texas State Aquarium and the Lexington.