Being a few officers short won't stop police from keeping tabs on extra crime and traffic as tourists flock to the area during the Cedar Point season, which opened Saturday.
The Perkins Township Police Department has 22 full-time officers and is finding replacements for two full-time officers who recently left the department, according to Chief Tim McClung. The Sandusky Police Department force has 48 full-time officers and 14 reserve officers working, said Assistant Chief Charlie Sams, adding that the department is looking to fill three empty spots.
Common violations during the summer include underage consumption, traffic violations and an increase in disturbances, including at hotels. With numerous hotels on Milan Road alone, the massive amount of visitors can add to more violations.