More foot patrol officers will be on the Strip starting Saturday

The Metropolitan Police Department will assign additional foot patrol officers to the Strip starting Saturday as part of its annual “Safe Strip” initiative.

In a statement, the department said there will be an increased number officers on foot patrol on the Strip from Saturday through Sept. 5 to ensure the safety of people who visit and work there. “Safe Strip,” funded by several hotel-casinos, places uniformed officers on foot patrol during weekends, holidays and major events when tourism surges on the Strip. Public information officer Michael Rodriguez said the hotel-casinos paid $1.4 million for the patrol increase.

Rodriguez said pairs or trios of officers will be assigned to blocks between Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard to Convention Center Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard, although he wouldn’t specify how many more officers will be assigned in all.

Contact Jessica Terrones at and 702-383-0391. Find her on Twitter: @JessATerrones

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