LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- New Year’s Eve draws hundreds of thousands of people to Las Vegas every year, and their safety falls on the shoulders of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Metro has been preparing for New Year’s Eve nearly the entire year and tonight they begin to put their plan into motion.
With New Year’s Eve falling on a Tuesday, many people either showed up this weekend or are showing up tonight. There has already been a huge bump in the number of people out walking the strip today due to the people here for America’s Party.
Metro tells us they're ready for the celebration. They've been preparing since we rang in 2013. they won't go in to specifics about their plan but say they'll have as many officers as they need out here to make sure everyone has a fun and safe New Year’s Eve.
The big issue for Metro is making sure people party smart and that means don't overdo the drinking.
“The volume of people is a challenge and I think the level off intoxication of the revelers we have out there,” said Lt. Roxanne McDaris of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. “So I would just recommend for people to watch the level of drinking they do. We want everyone to have a safe and a fun night but remember our party smart campaign and watch your level of intake of alcohol.”
Just a couple things to remember in case you're headed out to the strip: Las Vegas Blvd will be closed from Sahara to Russell road. After 6:00 p.m. tomorrow it's illegal to have any glass or metal containers on the strip.
Curfew for those under 18 starts at 6:00 p.m. unless they're with an adult.