• How can I hire police officers for my event?
Security may be mandated by the Fredericksburg Police Department for public safety at certain events. Each individual request is reviewed for this need. Some examples include: live concerts, fairs/festivals, dances, large events where alcohol is served/sold, etc. Please see attached Special Event Security Matrix.

Requests for police officers for your event can by submitted here.

• Can I use a private security service?
Security is not necessary at all events. When security is necessary, private security is perfectly appropriate in most circumstances, and encouraged, but some events may require police staffing and/or private security.

• Who can I contact if I have questions regarding security at my event?
Please email Lieutenant Athenry (

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1. Do I need a Special Event Application?
2. Do I need an Expression of Speech Event Permit?
3. What if it is a private event?
4. Do I need a Residential Block Party Permit?
5. What fees are required for my special event?
6. City Parks and Trails
7. Trash and Recycling
8. Do I need a Film Permit?
9. Street and/or Parking Lot Closures
10. Maps
11. Events with over 1,000 Estimated Guests
12. Events with over 2,000 Estimated Guests
13. Tents and Canopies
14. Moon Bounce, Inflatable Amusement Devices, Climbing Walls, and Stages
15. Food and Vendors
16. Alcohol
17. Generators
18. Charging Admission
19. Advertising
20. Do I need a noise ordinance waiver?
21. Security
22. Insurance
23. No Parking Signs and Barricades
24. Restrooms
25. General Requirements for Dumpster/Container/Toilet
26. Equipment Rental