LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and resort security staff on Las Vegas Boulevard are working together to crack down on the recent uptick in violence.
Security teams have shared with 13 Action News that surveillance cameras are an important tool being used throughout the resort corridor.
“Between the hotel industry and public law enforcement and the county, you virtually can’t walk on the Strip without being on some type of a camera,” said Todd Fasulo, VP of security at the Wynn Las Vegas.
While cell phone cameras have helped recent cases of violence on the Strip go viral on social media, surveillance cameras have helped resort security teams and the LVMPD in finding the people responsible.
And violence is up on the Strip.
According to LVMPD’s most recent crime report released Monday, aggravated assaults are up by more than 35% since this time last year.