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State Fair of Texas ‘One of the Safest Places in Dallas' According to Dallas Police

In light of recent attacks around the country and around the world, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Dallas police are focused on creating a safe environment at the State Fair of Texas.

The people in charge of security at the fair say they aren't making a lot of changes.

DART will have an enhanced presence, they're encouraging everyone to ride DART to avoid traffic and get to the fair.

More officers will be inside Fair Park and along Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and even in Downtown Dallas.

Dallas police won't say how many officers will be on hand, just that there will be adequate security to keep everyone safe.

"It's absolutely a safe place, it's one of the safest places you'll find in Dallas," said DPD Deputy Chief William Humphrey. "Once you arrive at the fair or you're inside the fairgrounds, up until the time you leave, everything is covered."

NBC DFW asked about the weapons policy at Fair Park. You are not allowed to open carry inside the fairgrounds, but concealed carry is allowed.

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