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Deputies ramping up safety measures at 2017 Florida State Fair

Undercover deputies will patrol grounds and gates
Posted at 6:03 PM, Feb 09, 2017

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said they will have more security cameras patrolling the Florida State Fair this year.

This is in addition to uniformed deputies patrolling every gate and the grounds throughout the fair. There will also be several undercover deputies monitoring the crowds undetected.

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It’s one strike," said Major Sankar Montoute of HSCO. "If we see something developing, you have aggressive behavior, misbehaving, you’re fighting or whatever the situation may be, you’re going to be escorted out of here."

They also will closely be monitoring kids attending the fair during Student's Day. If a child is caught misbehaving and needs to be removed from the fair, Montoute says parents or guardians will be called to come and get the child.

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The child will be held at the fair grounds until a parent or guardian can safely come and pick them up, Montoute said.

The Florida State Fair runs from Feb. 9 through Feb. 20.