Security set for Idaho Potato Drop

Organizers say they'll be ready for the Idaho Potato Drop New Year's Eve. (KBOI photo)

One of the big local events for New Year's Eve is the Idaho Potato Drop in downtown Boise.

Organizers of the Idaho Potato Drop say security measures will be in place to keep revelers safe.

That includes the 98 surveillance cameras around the Statehouse and Capitol Park area where the drop will be held.

Boise police will have a team of officers dedicated to the event as well as a team of officers assigned to covering the downtown core.

Event organizers say state and federal agencies will also help provide security in addition to the private security company and volunteers that traditionally work for the Potato Drop.

Festivities at start New Year's Eve Day at 1 p.m. and conclude January First at 1 a.m.

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