Security at the PGA Championship

Posted at: 08/05/2013 4:35 PM
Updated at: 08/05/2013 5:24 PM
By: Amanda Ciavarri

All the national attention Rochester is getting for hosting the PGA Championship has local law enforcement and officials on high alert. They're working hard to make sure a visit to the PGA is safe and an enjoyable experience for everybody.

State police, Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies and local police agencies are all working closely together to make sure everything runs like a well-oiled machine.

The security measures at Oak Hill for the PGA Championship are things you'll see as soon as you get off the shuttle or start driving in the area. There are troopers and deputies at almost every corner leading up to Oak Hill and you see them walking throughout the course.

The planning for this event took almost two years. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is working closely with state police, local police agencies as well as the FBI to keep you safe out there.

Major Lou Tomassetti, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, said, “Certainly, I would suggest checking the PGA website prior to leaving the house, because there are several items that you can not bring with you, obviously weapons, you can not bring in your own food or beverages, bags larger than 10 x 10. So I would say check the website prior to leaving home.”

Major Tomassetti also worked on the security planning for the 2003 PGA Championship. He says there are measures in place now that wouldn't have even crossed their minds 10 years ago.