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More Austin Police officers added to SXSW command center

Starting Tuesday, South by Southwest festival-goers will see a lot more police and EMS presence around Downtown Austin. (CBS Austin)

Starting Tuesday, South by Southwest festival-goers will see a lot more police and EMS presence around Downtown Austin.

The music festival starts Wednesday, and first responders say they'll be ready for the expected up-tick in 9-1-1 calls.

The Austin Police Department will be adding 120 more officers to its SXSW command center.

The special response team is trained in crowd control -- everything from large crowds milling about to full scale riots.

The extra police were scheduled before the Austin package bombings.

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