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article imageNevada's counter-terrorism center hosting agencies Saturday

By Jay David Murphy     Oct 16, 2009 in World
Las Vegas Nevada continues to be a leading potential target for terrorists. Now the Fusion Center will pool expertise from a wide variety of counter-terrorist authorities.
Daily, thousands of people come from around the world to enjoy their vacations in the city in the Mojave desert that offers a wide variety pleasures from Broadway-style shows, to Vegas originals to music acts like Garth Brooks who just signed a five year deal with the Wynn Hotel starting in December.
On December 3 City Center, the $9 billion (the most expensive privately funded building project in the history of man according to MGM) will open its property on Harmon and Las Vegas Boulevard.
This potential continuing threat brings Nevada Senator Harry Reid and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for a tour of the Las Vegas Fusion Center on October 17, 2009, at 1:30 p.m.
The Fusion Center is a law enforcement interoperability center made possible thanks to the efforts of Senator Reid and many others. The Fusion Center was created to allow local, state, private and federal law enforcement to coordinate, communicate and respond to security threats with joint operations.
The tour will highlight how local law enforcement has been helped by the economic recovery act as well as the outstanding cooperation between private and public law enforcement in Nevada.
Attending this tour of the facility and its operations with Senator Reid and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Doug Gillespie, Former Metro Sheriff Bill Young, U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, members of the North Las Vegas Police Department, Henderson Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Las Vegas has been well-noted in security techniques like the use of facial recognition technologies throughout the casinos to catch criminals and gambling cheats.
The Nevada Counter Terrorism Fusion Center is located at 6767 Spencer Street, Las Vegas Nevada.
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