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Jun 2017
LA County law enforcement remain vigilant in wake of London attacks
A woman walks by as a police officer adjusts a sign in the London Bridge area of London, Sunday, June 4, 2017. Police specialists collected evidence in the heart of London after a series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured more than 40 others. <i>(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)</i>
Brenda Gazzar

Los Angeles police and L.A. County sheriff’s officials are remaining vigilant in light of this weekend’s terror attacks in London but said Sunday that there are no known credible threats at this time.

“Right now, we’re making sure officers are more visible in how they populate areas, like in tourist areas, to let citizens know that we are highly visible and we are taking the incidents in London seriously,” LAPD Officer Aareon Jefferson, a spokesman, said.

Jefferson noted that this doesn’t necessarily mean more police are being deployed. However, “we do have resources to take care of any situation,” he said.

As always, police are encouraging residents to report suspicious behavior that they may see, he said.

That can be done by going to www.lapdonline.org/iwatchla and filling out an online form or by downloading and using the iWatchLA app.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Vincent Plair, a public information officer, said its department is not mobilizing extra personnel or calling people because of the deadly events in London at this time.

“When events like this happen, we’re always vigilant but we haven’t received any credible threats here in our jurisdictional area so it’s business as usual,” he said.

The department is always “in a state of awareness” and encourages the public to do the same, he said.

“But there’s nothing unusual going on as far as our deployments,” he said.

The Sheriff’s Department conveys its condolences to the families of the terror attack victims in London as well as first responders affected there, he added.

The department is also available, if needed, to deploy personnel to other places during “significant events,” he said.

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