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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 06:10 AM
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New Year's Eve security main focus for NYPD
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Source: CNN International (Khara Lewin)

Security in Times Square will be the priority for New York Police Department this weekend as crowds pack the streets to herald the New Year.

NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told CNN Thursday that he plans to strategically deploy thousands of resources, including 35 mounted horses, explosives-sniffing dogs, and uniformed as well as plainclothes officers on Saturday. <snip>

COBRA teams to handle chemical, biological and radiological threats will be pre-deployed to key locations, according to the commissioner. <snip>

...checkpoints will be erected at each of the 16 entrances to Times Square and will include metal and radiation detectors as well as bag searches. Backpacks and alcohol will not be permitted.

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500 cameras, numerous helicopters with infrared capability and 65 "pens." Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1984!
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