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City officials plan to have more than ten times the number of officers that they did last year on patrol for the upcoming New Year's Eve celebration, hoping to prevent the spate of crimes committed last year.

Cologne officials on Monday released details of their security plan for the upcoming 2017 New Year's festivities, including having a much larger force of police officers on patrol.

This year around 1,500 officers will be deployed, which is more than ten times the amount who were supposed to be on duty last year. There will also be 600 public order officers and "significantly more" private security workers, a city spokeswoman said without giving an exact number.


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