120 Louisiana State Troopers will help New Orleans police protect the crowd in town for the NBA All-Star Game.
They’ll work in vehicles and on foot.
The extra patrols began Wednesday night and have already netted some arrests on drug and gun charges.
The increased security comes as the NOPD announced the arrest of three people in connection with a series of robberies in the city. They say the trio could be responsible for seven or more attacks.
For more information on a couple of serial robbery cases that police are working as well as the LSP assessment of any security threats this All-Star Game, click on the video link above.