METRO WORKING WITH RESORTS ON KIOSK-TYPE COP STATIONS
bardo said. They’ve raised about $5 million, and when they raise about two more, the first of three phases may begin.
It would be a multi-agency hub to prepare for “low frequency, high-risk events,” such as possible active-shooter scenarios, Lombardo said. “(We’ll) hopefully start to see dirt move in 2019.”
On a west valley plot of land, dirt has begun to move as crews are preparing to build Metro’s Summerlin Area Command substation, Lombardo said, showing an aerial photograph of the site near the 215 Beltway and Far Hills Avenue.
He said he hoped officers and personnel could begin to stream in December.
A training facility for SWAT officers — a previously proposed partnership with MGM Resorts International — is “off the table,” Lombardo said, noting that the proposed building was being repurposed for other uses.
But Metro is working with the megaresort company to install a kiosk-type cop station — like ones seen in Times Square or Singapore — between Bellagio and Cosmopolitan, and also a space at CityCenter that would serve as a “mini substation” for bicycle officers, Lombardo said.
Metro has implemented a drone project for traffic, crime scene and SWAT investigations and special events, which are piloted by 11 staff members, Lombardo said, adding that there is a “big push” for other technology uses and data to combat crime.
“I think the State of the Department is very important for our employees to understand what direction we’re going as an agency, what I expect from them as their sheriff, where we’ve been, and where we’re going,” Lombardo said after his speech.