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Police: All hands on deck for New Year's Eve

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department plans to have every officer on duty New Year's Eve, with the majority of the force mixed in with the estimated 332,000 revelers on the Strip.

"We want to remind people if you're thinking about doing something goofy, that person standing next to you might be a cop," said Bill Cassell from Las Vegas Metro Police Department.

In past years, police have made arrests related to battery, disturbing the peace and domestic violence. Officers will also be looking for drunk drivers.

"We've had too many fatalities this year," said Cassell. "We have had too many alcohol related incidents this year. It's going to be a zero tolerance policy so if you are drinking, avoid getting behind a wheel."

Several ordinances will be enforced on New Year's Eve night. Only plastic cups and containers will be allowed. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors aren't allowed to carry large backpacks, satchels or knapsacks.

"You see a high presence not only in the hotels," said Michael Waters, who is visiting from Florida. "I've walked down quite a few hotels. You see officers walking down the hallways. There's quite a few in uniform so they have it fairly organized."

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