DC police stepping up patrols for New Year’s Eve

Expect to see increased police presence on the streets of D.C. on New Year’s Eve.

Assistant Chief Jeffery Carroll said more officers will be out, and not because of any kind of threat aimed at the city.

“There are no specific threats against Washington, D.C., over the weekend, but we’re always encouraging folks that if they see something, say something,” Carroll said.

As far as the partying goes, Carroll has some advice.

“Make sure you’re going out with a group. Make sure you know where you’re at [and that] you’re staying in well-lit areas,” he said.

If you should have an encounter with a police officer, and you’ve had a few too many, Carroll said be smart.

“Obviously this time of year, making sure we treat each other civilly and respectfully is the best effort moving forward,” he said.

Police will also have extra patrols out looking for drunk drivers; D.C. Sober Ride will be in place offering up to $15 off one ride home. A new code for those rides will be posted sometime after 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Kyle Cooper

Anchor and reporter Kyle Cooper, has been with WTOP since 1992. Over those 25 years Kyle has worked as a street reporter, editor and anchor. Prior to WTOP Kyle worked at several radio stations in Indiana, and at the Indianapolis Star Newspaper.

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