Sheriff LAS Vegas_12-2017.jpg   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. 


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Clark 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.

Commissioner 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.

A video of today’s press conference can be viewed by clicking on the following link: 

Information about items prohibited during the celebration can be found by clicking on this link: 



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