Hundreds of police officers will be posted along the route, police helicopters will patrol the skies and police boats will keep watch from New York Harbor and the East River.
The NYPD will be using radiation detection technology on the land and the water and access to the finish line will be restricted to credentialed people who will have to pass through screening before being allowed in, CBS 2 reported.
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“It will be tight,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said recently when asked about the race’s finish area in Central Park. “It always is tight, but obviously we’re going to pay particular attention to that this year.”
Along with officers watching the start and finish lines, 100 mobile security cameras have been brought in to keep an eye out for anything suspicious along the route.
“I think we’ve got a sound plan, but it always requires some adjustments, and that’s what we’re in the process of doing now,” Kelly said.