The City of Green Bay is host to many special events throughout the year. The Cellcom Race and Bellin Run are two of the large events that take place in the spring of the year. Fire over the Fox is celebrated on July 4th and brings in crowds of near-ly 100,000 to downtown Green Bay. This event is heralded for its live music and family activities and is topped off with a huge fireworks display shortly after dusk.
Several other events take place over the summer months including Artstreet and Openstreets. Both events bring in large crowds that are monitored by uniformed officers. In 2016, Lambeau Field hosted the UW Badgers vs. LSU Tigers college football game. This event brought in roughly 100,000 fans from throughout the United States. The Green Bay Police Department is responsible for security and staffing officers for these events.
The Green Bay Police Department is responsible for providing security for all home Green Bay Packers games. The sea-son averages 10 home games and roughly 80,000 fans attend each game. Over the course of a season, the officers of the Green Bay Police Department have contact with roughly 800,000 fans. This security assignment is taken very seriously and we take pride in providing a safe and enjoyable experience for the fans visiting Lambeau Field and the City of Green Bay.
2016 was also an incredibly busy year for political visits. Secretary Clinton paid Green Bay a visit in April, while President Trump made visits in both August and October. Green Bay Police Officers assisted both State and Federal level law enforcement officers providing dignitary protection for these visits.