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Police call in extra patrols for Badger game

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MADISON (WKOW)— Win or lose tonight, the Madison Police Department expects fans to take to the streets Saturday so they will have extra patrols out.

Lt. Amy Schwartz says the combination of nice weather, a Saturday night and a Badgers game will mean big crowds. She says the department preps for events like this by calling in extra patrols though they aren't anticipating any overly rowdy crowds to form.

“Certainly we always have that in the back of our mind,” Lt. Schwartz said. “I do not believe that is any sort of thing we expect tonight. but certainly we're always prepared. If something like that should arise, I would just advice people to get out of the area as soon as possible. Don't stay in the area to watch. And we'll be prepared to deal with any situation that arises.”

Lt.. Schwartz says the additional officers enable the department to closely monitor downtown without disrupting responses to other calls for service.

Of course everyone is hoping for a win, but the police department just wants everyone to celebrate safely.

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