FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - As Miami Beach officials begin to enforce measures to deter danger during spring break, officials in Fort Lauderdale also discussed their plans to keep the peace.

During March, several safety measures will be in effect.

7News cameras captured beachgoers on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Friday afternoon.

“Man, I love the weather, the beach, the people, being here with my girl,” said a man.

City officials said they’re ready for the influx of spring break crowds.

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Bill Schultz said the safety measures on Fort Lauderdale Beach are not exclusive during spring break. In the past, officials have utilized these measures for festivals and large concerts.

“This is not any different than any other year,” he said. “We always heighten the number of officers that are going to be out here. It’s not only during spring break, it’s holiday weekends, it’s during our large festivals and events.”

Beachgoers are expected to see more officers in and out of uniform.

“You’re going to see a very heightened increase of officers,” said Schultz. “We never really release the exact amount of officers, but you’re going to see a substantial amount of officers that will be present throughout the weeks to come.”

What’s different this year is that Miami Beach is trying to cancel their spring break after years of unruly crowds.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said they are ready if the steps Miami Beach officials are taking this year yields larger crowds north of the county line.

“It’s not a question of the number of people, but the attitude of people,” he said, “and as long as people come here with the right attitude, to enjoy themselves and allow other people to enjoy the beauty that we have here, it’s going to be a great season.”

Officials said beachgoers should also expect to see more rescue crews as well.

“Additional rescues on the beach, as well as lifeguards, and our Jet Skis will be deployed offshore as well,” said Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Chief Stephen Gollan.

Police are encouraging people to use rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft to avoid the congestion of vehicles, and to utilize a buddy system when people are in the entertainment district to watch for their friend’s drinks to make sure everything remains safe.

“We always make sure that no one’s alone. If someone gets lost, we immediately go find them,” said a woman on the sand. “We always make sure that we’ve got each other’s locations.”

Officials said they also have the option to increase parking fees if they feel things are becoming too crowded on the beach.

Experts are also cautioning beachgoers who are heading to the beach this weekend to look out for rip currents.

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