DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – If you plan on being one of the tens of thousands of people expected to attend the State Fair of Texas this year… Dallas police want you to know your safety is their number one priority.

“The State Fair is one of the safest places to be in Dallas every year and it gets better every single year,” Dallas Deputy Police Chief Malik Aziz said.

Many police officers will be on watch to protect fairgoers from any danger. And just because you don’t see any police officers, doesn’t mean that they can’t see you.

“We have numerous surveillance cameras over the state fair so we can watch everybody,” Aziz explained.

Police say safety is important while attending the fair, but the safety in getting to and from Fair Park is just as important. Officers say anyone driving to the State Fair will have access to plenty of parking spaces, or fairgoers can save gas and money by taking DART instead.

Last year alone, nearly 700,000 people took DART trains and buses to the fair, but it wasn’t the smoothest trip.

This year DART officials are assuring everyone there will be plenty of trains available to get Longhorn and Sooner Fans to the annual OU-Texas football game.

The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 until October 21.

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