Diamond estimates 700 personnel will be part of a multi-agency security effort that includes the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and L.A. Metro officers.
Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington says first responders will be on hand to protect people who attend the Rose Parade — and to crack down on dangerous activities
Designate someone to stay sober and drive. Or call a cab. Or hail a ride sharing service. Yes, you’ll pay plenty due to surge pricing but it’s better than a DUI or an accident. And you can keep costs down, even on New Year’s Eve.
If you’re attending the New Year’s celebration at Grand Park, don’t take alcohol to this free, all-ages event. It won’t be allowed. Gates open at 8 p.m. Sunday night.
“Folks will start to see that the minute that they arrive, even before they walk through the gates in terms of how the intersections are closed,” Julia Diamond, Interim Director at Grand Park, told KPCC. “That’s a multi-layered approach, the kind of screening that they’ll go through, the kind of deployment that they will see inside the space.”
Although there are no known security threats to any major New Year’s events in Southern California, local and federal agencies are pulling out all the stops to ensure public safety. That means extra security measures will be in place at Grand Park’s 5th annual New Year’s Eve celebration, the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl.
A young Chinese girl celebrates the arrival of the New Year on December 31, 2017 in Beijing, China.
There will also be a number of road closures related to the Rose Parade. You can get a look at the complete list here.