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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. reopens services with new safety measures

Posted at 7:11 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 10:31:15-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Starting Tuesday, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will reopen their services, but there will be changes to prevent spreading COVID-19.

Everyone who visits an area command will have to wear a mask and get their temperature taken. Then, they'll be asked to wait outside in their car until they're called.

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These changes are to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

With LVMPD reopening, you can now file a police report at your local area command.

The department has said there's actually been a drop in crime since the pandemic started, with a 27% decrease in crime overall. However, officials with SafeNest say they've seen an increase in calls for domestic violence.

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If you are in a situation where you feel you need help or support due to violence in your home, call or text SafeNest at 702-646-4981. You can also chat with someone on SafeNest.org.

Also included in the LVMPD reopening is the records and fingerprint bureau and the evidence vault.

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