Bar owners and police prepare for Purdue Grand Prix



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) – It is Grand Prix Week at Purdue. Which usually means a busy time for campus bars and area police departments. The Campus Bar Coalition held a meeting to make sure everyone is ready to help keep students safe.

Bar owners, members of the West Lafayette and Purdue Police Departments along with Purdue student organizations discussed their plans to handle the large crowds.

West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski said there will be extra foot patrols out all weekend and during Breakfast Club.

Purdue Police Captain Eric Chin said making good decisions leads to staying out of trouble.

“One of the things that we are asking for is for everyone to be responsible. Practice safe and responsible behavior while you are out there. Don’t draw attention to yourself. Make sure you travel with friends and look out for each other,” Chin said.

Dombkowski wants to remind drivers the cement barricades will be placed along State Street in Chauncey Village. Those will be up Thursday morning until Sunday. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes during that time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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