Cleveland cops prep for the opening of the Horseshoe Casino | News
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO)- In one week, downtown Cleveland will be packed with the first visitors of the new casino.
But will Cleveland and its police be ready?
Outside Cleveland Police are already beefing up patrols -- recalling 20 laid off officers and assigning them to the area around the casino. That's in addition to 55 Downtown Alliance Officers who, along with dozens of ambassadors, will have a strong presence.
"They'll either be patrolling Public Square or the streets around the casino -- 24 hours a day -- 7 days a week," said Mark Lammon.
Virtually all of Public Square is covered by surveillance cameras. There are now more than 30 downtown. They are continuously monitored a few blocks away at the Homeland Security Office.
Everyone knows the casinos have cameras that can watch everything you do, but what about getting gamblers safely to their cars? The casino valet area is equipped with at least seven cameras.
In addition to the cameras, the casino itself will have a staff of more than 100 security officers along with agents from the state there to monitor operations.
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