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RPD speaks out about Las Vegas shooting

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The Rochester Police Department held a news conference Monday to address concerns following the shooting in Las Vegas.

They say they are updating safety measures to keep people safe during large public events.  Proper safety measurements are in place to combat an active shooter, but with every new instance, they feel like they are always adapting.

“We’re constantly looking for the best training,” Deputy Police Chief Scott Peters said. “We’ll be putting things in place to make sure we provide as high of a level of security as possible.”

When asked what specific preventative measures are put in place to respond to such incidents, Peters declined to comment but says they work closely with federal, state, and other local police agencies to handle any possible threats. 

“A lot of people, we get all the time, this is Rochester, nothing is going to happen here, but you can never tell where it’s going to happen and we don’t want to be the people that sit there and try and catch up after the fact something happens,” Peters said. 

The Rochester Police Department is using Las Vegas attack as an example to help them find alternative ways to track down a shooter. They’re not taking anything for granted — knowing that a situation like what happened in Las Vegas — can happen anywhere. 

“We look at Parcel 5… we look at one of the vulnerable areas around there and then we’ll have to plan accordingly,” Peters said.

Rochester Police urge you to call 911 if you see any suspicious activity or person. 

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