Public safety officials gearing up for a secure Fourth of July in Boston




With the Fourth of July just around the corner, public safety agencies are preparing for big crowds and plenty of revelry.

Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said “a multi-layered, multi-agency security plan” will be in effect and State Police, local police, trained dogs, and federal bomb detection teams will be working to keep everyone safe during the festivities.

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“Some security assets and personnel will be visible to members of the public, while many others will not be visible,” Procopio said in an e-mail to the Globe.

The State Police Marine Unit will be patrolling the river, the Air Wing will provide continuous overflight support, and plainclothes troopers and police officers who are specially trained in behavioral observation will be

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