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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department receives $500,000 federal grant for counter-terrorism

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 12:34:16-04

U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) announced the Department of Homeland Security awarded a $500,000 grant to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for counter-terrorism programs focused on deterring potentially radicalized individuals.
“In light of threats by ISIS against the Las Vegas Strip, it is imperative that Southern Nevada is prepared and well-equipped to combat terror threats,” said Heller. “That's why I will continue to fight to ensure that Nevada has the resources it needs to prevent and preempt terror attacks. I welcome Homeland Security's additional funding to Las Vegas, and I want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police for their commitment and hard work to keep our community safe.”

The grant is another step in providing Las Vegas officers with the resources needed to fight terrorism threats.