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Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Clark
County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak responded to questions during a news
conference on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, Nevada, security at Metro Police
Headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2017. Glass bottles, backpacks and coolers are
not permitted on The Strip on New Year’s Eve.
Officials Discuss New Year’s Eve Preparations
Director Carla Alston
Sergeant Jeff Clark
Officer Laura Meltzer
Officer Larry Hadfield
Officer Jacinto Rivera
Officer Aden OcampoGomez
Sheriff Joe Lombardo,
Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, and Clark County Fire Chief
Greg Cassell met
with members of the media Wednesday, December 26, 2017 to discuss preparations
for the upcoming New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31st, celebration
in Las Vegas.
County Sheriff Lombardo stressed the fact that even though the LVMPD is
responsible for security planning for this event every year, it is not treated
as routine. Significant events around the country and our world are taken into
account and plans are tailored accordingly. The Sheriff also discussed an
upgrade in the Special Event Assessment
Rating (SEAR) level that made additional federal resources available.
Sisolak discussed the new bollards that have been installed on portions of the
Strip to help keep pedestrians safe.
So far, approximately 800 have been installed with more expected next year. He
also talked about Clark County ordinances for New Year’s Eve that bans certain
items such as glass bottles, luggage, backpacks, oversized purses, carts and
strollers on the Las Vegas Strip during the celebration.
video of today’s press conference can be viewed by clicking on the following
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