Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers will now work in pairs due to reports of protests in several major cities across the United States.
According to the LVMPD Office of Public Information, Las Vegas is not experiencing any civil unrest at the moment. The move to pair up officers is purely precautionary in order to maximize their safety.
As a result, there will be less patrol cars on the road temporarily, and some calls will take longer to respond to. In addition, volunteers and cadets will not be out on the streets by themselves and for now, there will be no civilian ride alongs.
LVMPD says it will continue to monitor the situation to determine when the department will return to normal patrol operations.
Sgt. Jeff Clark provided more information about the move at a press briefing at 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Watch the live conference below: