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Tampa and St. Pete mayors say they're confident in July 4 security

St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman expressed 'total confidence' in law enforcement.

TAMPA, Fla. — Many of us will head out to watch fireworks or take part in parties this Independence Day. But, a new warning from the federal officials is calling on everyone to be extra vigilant.

Both St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor are in Honolulu for a National Conference for Mayors. Kriseman told 10News about 300 mayors from around the country are at this event. He hopes to steal some great ideas and bring them home. We asked both mayors about security for the upcoming July 4 festivities.

“I have total confidence in our police department and Chief (Anthony) Holloway,” Kriseman said. “They work really closely with the Department of Homeland Security, with the FBI, with all the agencies in our community.”

“We have a very robust intelligence community in the city of Tampa, and if there are any threats or any activity that may affect our city, we will let the citizens know,” Castor told 10News.

We also asked some of your questions from our 10News Facebook page. If you would like to see more of our conversations with Castor and Kriseman, you can watch them below.

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