City police would not disclose the exact number of officers in the area as a matter of police safety. However, they did say they are working extended shifts and the Missouri State Highway Patrol was called in to assist during the weekend.
A County police sergeant told News 4 there were around 200 police officers in Ferguson. The officers were a mix of County and State officers.
The increased patrols will cost taxpayers, but the exact cost has not been disclosed yet.