NEW YORK | Ring in the new: NYPD drone to oversee Times Square revelry

NEW YORK | Ring in the new: NYPD drone to oversee Times Square revelry

NEW YORK— It’s an Auld Lang Syne of the times: For the first time, a police drone will be keeping watch over the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square.

The unmanned eye-in-the-sky is the latest wrinkle in the New York City Police Department‘s ever-evolving plan to keep revelers — and “Rockin’ Eve” host Ryan Seacrest — safe.

About 7,000 police officers will be on duty for Monday night’s festivities in Times Square, including counterterrorism teams with long guns and bomb-sniffing dogs.

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