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Vegas Metro police: Strip is safe with public’s help

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On the Las Vegas strip, it may appear to be business as usual, but Las Vegas Metro police said there's always a chance what happened in Boston could happen in southern Nevada.

"Since this occurred we've been in constant communication with all the other agencies involved, both feds and those there in Massachusetts," said Jim Owens, deputy chief with the LVMPD Homeland Security Division.

While so far there's nothing to suggest a similar attack in southern Nevada, police are making sure more of their officers are visible on the strip, although Metro is not increasing patrols.

"We want our visitors to feel safe, they are safe, and that makes people feel better seeing police on the streets and that's what we're there for," said Owens.

Meanwhile Owens warned the help his department needs is from the public, because officers can't be everywhere.

"The police certainly couldn't monitor every trash can, every gutter, this type of thing, and that's where we count on our citizens our partners to watch for that type of thing," Owens said.

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