This weekend marks the official beginning of Jackson Hole’s summer tourist season. As such, life will change slightly for local residents with the influx of hundreds of thousands of visitors. Sergeant Cole Nethercott of the Jackson Police Department says the watch word needs to be patience. Nethercott says there will be an increase in traffic bringing with it an increase of drivers who haven’t been here before and don’t necessarily know where they are going. Along with that, he says there will be an increase in pedestrians and people on bicycles as the weather improves. Nethercott says police officers spend a lot of time on day shift helping visitors find their destinations and being ambassadors for the town. He encourages locals to do the same remembering that this is a tourist and sales tax driven region and friendly service goes a long way to being successful.