LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – In the wake of Thursday’s Dallas police shootings, on-duty Las Vegas Metro Police officers will be working in pairs until further notice, the department announced.
The decision follows the sniper attack on Dallas officers during a protest rally Thursday, killing five officers and wounding six others.
LVMPD officers usually work solo in patrol units. While there have been no episodes of civil unrest in Las Vegas, Sgt. Jeff Clark said officers locally are mindful of the outrage and frustration over fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota this week. But he says policing is being “bashed as a profession.” Clark described the move to pair up officers as “purely precautionary.”
Las Vegas police cadets are also being kept off the streets until further notice.