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Event poses challenges for law enforcement

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One of the biggest events in Mid-Michigan is also one of the biggest challenges for law enforcement.

"With over 600,000 cruisers and spectators anticipated this year, our mission has not changed, Back to the Bricks 2015 will be fun," said Capt. Collin Bernie, Flint Police.

Back to the Bricks is here! But Flint Police are particularly concentrating efforts this year on cracking down on minors out past curfew.

"The special event curfew's intention is to discourage unaccompanied minors from congregating and causing disturbances," Bernie said.

Teens caught breaking the curfew could end up in big trouble.

They would be jailed until their parents pick them up and then, face a pretty hefty fine.

"The parent or guardian would be issued a citation with a $250 penalty as well as any other costs associated with collecting and detaining the minor," Bernie said.

But it's not just Flint Police that will be patrolling.

Law enforcement from across the region will be on hand to ensure a safe time for everyone.

"If they need help up in Flint, we're shuffling officers down, if we need help in Burton, they're shuffling officers down. All these things have happened. To see this happen so fluidly is amazing," said Burton Police Chief Tom Osterholzer.

And after the success of last year's security plan, police are hoping for a repeat this year.

"It was almost seamless. And we fully expect this year to be the same," Bernie said.

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