• 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 either Lieutenant Mike Presutto ( or Captain Brian Layton (

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