Wynn Resorts beefing up security

Move comes amid increasing acts of violence along the Strip

Mitch Kelly
October 06, 2020 - 5:23 am

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - As the number of violent incidents along the Las Vegas Strip continues to grow, Wynn Las Vegas officials have announced that it will be increasing security measures for weekends.

Officials announced Monday that customers will be screened for metal objects, bags will be searched, and there will be more uniformed officers. The company said their security officers are former law enforcement workers, from local police to former FBI and counter-terrorism operators. 

The new program includes crisis and tactical response, a K-9 team, mobile and stationary officers, surveillance, and other departments 

This started out as a pilot program a few weeks ago, and now it's being rolled out at the Wynn and the Encore. 

The Strip has seen an increase of violent incidents since casinos were allowed to reopen back on June 4th. One of those incidents was a fight that involved numerous people inside the Encore, with video from the fight going viral.