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

  • FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, revelers wait for midnight during the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square as seen from above from the Marriott Marquis hotel. The New York Police Department is adding a drone this year to the security forces it uses to protect the huge crowds celebrating New Year’s Eve in the city. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, a police K-9 unit patrols in New York’s Times Square where crowds were gathered for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration. The New York Police Department is adding a drone this year to the security forces it uses to protect the huge crowds celebrating New Year’s Eve in the city. (AP Photo/Go Nakamura, File)

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.

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