Huntsville Police: North Precinct works with Alabama A&M for homecoming safety

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The Bulldog pride has been in full effect all week for Alabama A&M's homecoming. Thousands of Normalites are out to play, and so are the police officers in north Huntsville to make sure everyone has safe fun on 'The Hill.'

'This is Huntsville's hometown football team so a lot of people come out to support the university, especially around homecoming," said Captain Jeffery Rice with Huntsville Police.

Captain Rice says he met with university leaders as they planned with their community partner to make sure the weekend goes off without a hitch.

Saturday morning is the annual homecoming parade, around Chase Road and Meridian Street.

"Motorists should be aware there will be severe congestion in that area," said Captain Rice. "After the parade, people will transition to the football stadium."

Police plan to keep a close eye on the roads to keep the festivities, and the traffic, flowing.

"We always have extra officers on the street to assist citizens with any problems they may have and to ensure everyone in town will be safe while enjoying the great city of Huntsville, Alabama," said Capt. Rice.