Scheid Diesel Extravaganza is about to begin, and event goers aren’t the only one’s preparing for the big weekend.
Indiana State Police, the Terre Haute Police Department, and the Vigo County Sheriffs’ Department will be teaming up for the event.
“We’ve been preparing for this event for weeks. Uh, we know historically what’s going to be happening. You know, we’ve been covering this event for many years now, working together in the law enforcement community,” said Sgt. Joe Watts.
According to Watts, fifty State Troopers will be assigned to the Scheid detail, which will add to the already present twenty to twenty-five units from THPD.
Chief John Plasse says officer shouldn’t have a problem staying on the same page during the event, “We all have the same frequency so we can talk back and forth and same with county so we can talk. And, and if there’s an area that more people are needed, we’re gonna respond to that area”.
But this increase in law enforcement isn’t to nit-pick Scheid, it’s to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Chief Plasse also mentioned that most of the offenses during Scheid are minor, like smoking tires and blowing exhaust on the highway.
That exhaust can decrease driver visibility and can become dangerous to those on the highway next to the fairgrounds.
Overall Indiana law enforcement wants those in and out of the event to be safe, and have a good time.