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Police Install 37 Cameras On Las Vegas Strip

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File photo of Las Vegas Strip. (credit: Dennis Flaherty / Getty Images)

File photo of Las Vegas Strip. (credit: Dennis Flaherty / Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas have installed 37 high definition cameras along the Las Vegas Strip in an effort to catch criminals and deter crime.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department bought the cameras with a federal grant. They will monitor areas concealed from patrol cars, and will be watched by police currently working desk jobs because of on-the-job injuries.

The cameras have been placed about two stories off the Strip. Police hope the prominent cameras will serve a deterrent, and also allow them to monitor large crowds.

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