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Las Vegas law enforcement buckles down on terrorism

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Monitors show real-time video feeds from throughout Southern Nevada at the multi-agency Fusion Center. (Source: FOX5) Monitors show real-time video feeds from throughout Southern Nevada at the multi-agency Fusion Center. (Source: FOX5)

FOX5 continues to look into the threat of terror right here in Las Vegas. We got a look inside a room they call the Fusion Room. It's where all the different agencies from around our state work together to combat terrorism.

Dozens of screens line the room, and all eyes are glued to them.

“We have the ability to be able to look at those cameras, to reach out, and pass that information along,” Officer Danny Cordero explained.

But that's not the only thing that sets Las Vegas apart from other cities when it comes to terrorism.

“We're very fortunate here to have strong relationships here with our hotel casino partners. We have the ability to talk to them and be able to pass that information along and that pass information on to us, so it really is true partners with the community,” Cordero said.

That’s not the only partnership Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have with the community. At any given time in the Fusion Room, there can be upward of 20 different agencies working together. From school police, to Hoover Dam Police, to the FBI, and even the Forest Service, all groups are monitoring what goes on.

“We are shifting and adjusting resources and putting them in places where they have more visibility.” Cordero said.

Not only do they have units on the ground patrolling and protecting us, but they also have more officers in locations where they have very high visibility, so they don't miss a thing.

“We are currently doing what we call surges. So we're moving officers at random times of the day, random locations, to have that presence,” Cordero said.

Moving them randomly so people keeping tabs on surveillance for the wrong reasons won't get very far.

“If it doesn't look right, if it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up, please call,” Cordero urged.

Some of those things you should call about are people taking pictures or video of surveillance, asking specific questions about security, and testing security limits.

If you do notice something and decide to call in, you can remain completely anonymous. You can also report suspicious activity through their website.

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