On New Year's Eve, Portland Police officers citywide will be on patrol and ready to respond to reports of shots fired in neighborhoods.

Last year, officers responded to 16 calls for service regarding reports of someone firing a gun on New Year's Eve.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind people that firing a gun within the city limit is illegal and anyone caught firing a gun will be arrested and charged with all applicable crimes.

Bullets flying into the air must come down and can injure or kill someone and the Police Bureau is asking for cooperation to end 2013 and begin 2014 without a firearm-related tragedy.

Anyone hearing gunfire in their neighborhood is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.