The New York City Police Department is pulling out all the stops at this year’s Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop to keep party-goers safe. In addition to 7,000 officers, 1,200 fixed cameras, bomb-sniffing dogs, and 200 sand-filled blocker trucks, NYPD will be flying a drone over the crowd… View original article at TechSpot

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — it’s a…surveillance drone? For the first time in history, the New York Police Department will fly a drone over Times Square to monitor the crowd during the annual New Year’s Eve celebration. The drone will surveil the event alongside more than 1,200 cameras in order to assist around 7,000 police officers who will be on duty, according to the Associated Press View original article at Mashable

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance after a 30-minute closure. View original article at BBC World News

The NYPD will use camera-equipped drones to watch over New Year’s Eve celebrations. View original article at BBC World News

For the first time ever, the New York City Police Department will be getting some robotic support from above during the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square. The NYPD will be deploying […] The post NYPD to Deploy Drone Over Times Square on New Year’s Eve appeared first on View original article at Geek