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Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas increasing overnight security during weekend

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 02:18:41-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reports security measures will be increased at the property on certain nights and early mornings during select days of the week.

The additional security will be in effect starting Friday at 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., according to a property spokesperson. And will continue every Friday and Saturday for the foreseeable future during the overnight hours.

In partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, these new procedures are effective immediately beginning tonight and every Friday and Saturday.

The Cosmopolitan holds itself to the highest standard in creating a safe and welcoming environment for all of its guests and employees. These enhanced procedures are a continuation of our dedicated effort to protect the health and safety of all those who enter the resort.
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The resort also released the following breakdown of the new security features at the property entrances and exits:

  • Las Vegas Boulevard doors facing East will be designated as entry-only and restricted to:
    • Hotel guests with a room reservation
    • Guests with F&B reservations
    • Identity Rewards members and casino guests
  • Las Vegas Boulevard doors facing Northeast will be exit only:
    • Guests attempting to enter at this location will be redirected to the doors near Starbucks
  • Sky Bridge doors will be utilized for entry and exiting. Entrance will be restricted to:
    • Hotel guests with a room reservation
    • Guests with F&B reservations
    • Identity Rewards members and casino guests
  • Safety Screening upon entry:
    • Each guest will be checked with handheld metal detectors
    • All bags, purses and backpacks will be cursory searched
    • All open and oversized alcoholic beverages or glass products will not be allowed and must be consumed or disposed of before entry
    • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) personnel will be stationed at each entry point to observe and assist resort Security.

An uptick in recent violence reported on the Las Vegas Strip has previously caught the attention of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Department and the Clark County Commissioners.

LVMPD launches Operation Persistent Pressure because of violence on Las Vegas Strip

The police department announced Operation Persistent Pressure earlier this week, as violent crime in the resort corridor is up more than 4% compared to this time last year.

Earlier on Friday, social media reports surfaced about the possible security additions being added at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.