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Published on May 20, 2024
Saint Paul Police Engage with Community at Songkran Festival Amidst Citywide ActivitiesSource: Facebook/Saint Paul Police Department

Community engagement took center stage this weekend as St. Paul's finest swapped their squad cars for festival grounds, where Chief Henry along with District Chief Stiff were seen mingling with crowds at the vibrant Songkran Festival, as reported by the department’s Facebook page. Residents and visitors alike had until 9 P.M. to soak in the festivities, which continued throughout the next day, offering a cultural feast emblematic of the Thai New Year.

The city buzzed with activities: beat cops are making rounds whether it's at high-energy sports events, overseeing local festivity safety, or keeping watch in the neighborhoods. The police presence aimed to ensure everyone enjoyed the weekend's offerings while maintaining a watchful eye on public safety. Folks were encouraged to explore, with the officers working to strike a balance between enforcement and cultural celebration. The festival sprawled across the Capitol grounds, an expanse of tradition and excitement experienced under Saint Paul's welcoming skies.