Police increasing patrols to make sure locals feel safe
The bombings in Boston have ignited fears about the potential for terrorist attacks in any city. That's why Las Vegas police are increasing patrols across the Valley so people feel safe.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The bombings in Boston have ignited fears about the potential for terrorist attacks in any city.
That's why Las Vegas police are increasing patrols across the Valley so people feel safe.
Police said residents can expect to see and feel a strong police presence in the Las Vegas area.
Local Homeland Security officers said they're in close contact with the federal agency and partners in Massachusetts, just in case there are any threats to Las Vegas.
"At this time there are no known threats to the Las Vegas area. There has been no chatter, no indication of concern or similar incident related to the Las Vegas Valley," said Deputy Chief Jim Owens, Metro Homeland Security.
Police want to assure the community that we're safe, but prepared if there ever was an attack here.
Metro said it has one of the best SWAT teams, armor teams and bomb squads in the nation with experience controlling big crowds and events, like New Year's Eve and the Las Vegas marathon.
On Tuesday, Action News received a tour of a local emergency operations center. It's the place where local emergency teams would mobilize if there's a terrorist attack.
"I think that we have incredible resources here locally, our responders are second to none, our leaders are informed and they understand the priorities. Life, safety and the protection of property, getting to a speedy recovery and we are fortunate we have those capabilities here," said Carolyn Levering, emergency manager.
Police want to remind the community, if you see something say something. Call 911 to report anything suspicious.