Police On High Alert For Rick Ross Show In A.C. This Weekend

A Fourth of July weekend celebration featuring rapper Rick Ross is making headlines in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Hundreds of security guards and police officers have been hired to handle security for the Summerfest 2011 concert, which is expected to draw over 7,000 people at Sandcastle Stadium on July 2nd.

Promoters cleared the concert with high-ranking Atlantic City police officers, who will be monitoring the event.

In addition to Ross, opening acts for the concert include Meek Mill, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana of rap group The Diplomats.

“We’re well aware of everything involving these guys,” Atlantic City Deputy Police Chief Henry White told the Press of Atlantic City. “We don’t anticipate any problems. If something does happen, we will be prepared.”

According to Deputy Chief Ernest Jubilee, the police officers are taking the same types of precautions for the Rick Ross concert that they employed last week for a Dave Matthews band concert - which drew over 70,000 people.

“People are nervous,” Officer Jubilee told the press of Atlantic City. “But it’s not with the lineup. Whenever you have a whole lot of people gathered in one spot, there are those concerns whether it’s a hip-hop concert or Dave Matthews.”

Doors to the five-hour concert are scheduled to open at 5:00 PM.