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Thursday, 31 December 2015 - 13:27
New York City beefing up security for New Year’s Eve
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Some 6,000 NYPD officers will be deployed in the different sites where festivities will be held.

ment will be tightening security around the city for New Year’s Eve celebrations on Thursday night, including in Times Square where hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come watch the annual crystal ball drop and concert broadcasted live on television for the occasion

Some 6,000 NYPD officers will be deployed in the different sites where festivities will be held, which according to authorities is the most significant police presence in the city’s history. Among the policemen who will be on duty this New Year’s Eve are also undercover officers as well as members of the NYPD’s new counter-terrorism unit: the Critical Response Command, which was officially launched following the November 13th attacks in Paris and is trained to respond to a range of terrorist attack scenarios including active shooters.

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