In the past few years, the Baltimore City Police have been featured in a variety of TV shows like
Homocide and The Wire. While these programs claim to portray life as it really is, not one
single episode shows the police at the Kinetic Sculpture Race. In real life on race day, there’s always a police boat in
the harbor, and several officers escort the race throughout the city.
The photo at the far left shows how the race can be serious work. In the afternoon, the sculptures
head east along Pratt Street on the north shore of the Inner Harbor. If you look carefully, you’ll see that the sculptures
are going the wrong way, directly opposing traffic. The motorcycle officer and car support are
clearing the lane for the Garden of Kinetic Delights to lead a caravan of festivity through the heart of Baltimore.
This race would simply be impossible without the Baltimore Police.