Santa Cruz New Year’s Extra Patrols 12-30-13 11:50 av
Santa Cruz Police are preparing for a safe New Year’s celebration in the downtown area this year. All available officers are expected to be deployed and patrol the downtown corridor, as well as the rest of the city, after a Safety Enhancement Zone has been enacted beginning at 5 p.m. tomorrow through 5 a.m. January 1st. During this time, officers will be able to issue out-of-control partiers triple the normal fines, for violations such as possession of alcoholic beverages in public and other behavior related to ordinances. Certain road closures and tow away zones will also be in effect.