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Myrtle Beach police plan summit to gather solutions for Memorial Day weekend violence

The summit has been scheduled for September 21-23 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. | Source: Myrtle Beach Special Events Summit The summit has been scheduled for September 21-23 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. | Source: Myrtle Beach Special Events Summit
Myrtle Beach Police Chief Warren S. Gall | Source: WMBF News Myrtle Beach Police Chief Warren S. Gall | Source: WMBF News

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A website has been created for the Myrtle Beach Special Events Summit, catered to dealing with events like Bikefest.

The primary goal of the 2014 Myrtle Beach Special Events Summit is to "glean practical strategies that can be applied in Myrtle Beach and other communities," according to police chief Warren S. Gall in a note on the website.

The summit is not a PR move, Chief Gall said. Officials want to come up with new ideas about what will work or at least determine what doesn't work.

 

Gall says they've thought for awhile about holding a meeting like this to address issues during those busy weekends. The Memorial day weekend violence sped up the process of holding the meeting, deciding now is the time to do it.

 

The three-day meeting will deliver more than ten sessions catered to creating a "Best Practice Technique" for dealing with an upsurge in urban gatherings, according to Chief Gall.

Speakers and attendees from all over the East Coast including: members of law enforcement, politicians, clergy, and community leaders are invited to attend.

The meeting is not open to the public, and Chief Gall says he does not know what it will cost to host it.

The summit has been scheduled for September 21-23 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The other agencies will pay for their hotel rooms.

An agenda for the three-day conference has been organized with multiple roundtable discussions. According to the website, the agendas will be updated weekly.

Panelists will discuss best practices, lessons learned, and innovative ideas as it relates to urban events and safety, according to the website.

For more information on the summit, visit: http://myrtlebeachspecialeventssummit.com/

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