Yuma, AZ - Many people are leaving town for Memorial weekend, while others say they will be staying home and enjoying recreation areas close to where they live.
"We're just going to come to the river float down and just have fun with friends," says Caitie a Yuma Resident.
No matter where you are law enforcement wants you to follow the laws and stay safe. The Yuma Police Department says they and other law enforcement agencies will be cracking down and making sure people are following the rules.
YPD says there will be additional officers on the highways checking for impaired drivers and they will increase the presence of officers at public parks.
News 13 caught up with William Burnim a Yuma resident and he thinks it's a good thing law enforcement agencies are bumping up security over the weekend.
"I agree fully, they have a job to do and that's to protect and serve, so I think they need to be out here enforcing the laws," says Burnim.
YPD says this isn't just something they are doing in the desert Southwest, it's something authorities are doing across the country. They are hoping with their extra efforts, people will notice them and be more careful to not break laws.
"I know nobody that's out there this weekend or today or who is going to be out on Monday is going want to wake up the next day and know someone is injured or even killed. I know that I know most people are out there being responsible. We want them to have a good time and just put a gentle reminder out there," says Leanne Worthen, with the Yuma Police Department.
YPD says most parks have their rules posted, so people should check those out if they are spending time in a public area.
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