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Governor Sandoval increases security for NYE

Posted at 7:15 PM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 22:15:17-05

Nearly half a million visitors will make their way to Las Vegas for New Year's celebrations, rivaling the Big Apple in crowds to ring in 2016.  

This year, Governor Sandoval has increased security to protect residents and visitors.  

Sheriff Lombardo with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says there is no credible or specific threat to residents and tourists for New Years Eve, but this all stems from the Paris attacks.  

Officials say partly because of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris where over 100 people were killed, they have bumped up security for celebrations in Las Vegas.  

Governor Sandoval has approved up to 24 National Guard members to support Las Vegas Metro Police Department, 44 guard members to be stationed at the airport, and 100 to support Clark County.  

"We're going to have a minimum of 1500 officers on the ground when you add the national guard to that," says Governor Sandoval.  "There's going to be a strong presence as we do our best to make sure residents and visitors are safe and secure." 

Requests have already been sent to the U.S. Department of Defense for reimbursement.