LAS VEGAS, NV – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the Nevada Transportation Authority (NTA), and Uber announced on Wednesday a joint “See Something, Say Something” campaign ahead of the upcoming F1 race.
The campaign is aimed at enhancing safety and security for drivers, riders, and the general public in advance of F1 and FBI warnings about increased domestic threats.
“By joining forces with Uber, we are harnessing the power of innovation and technology to further our mission of keeping our vibrant city safe,” said Deputy Chief Dori Koren, Homeland Security and Special Operations Division. “This partnership is a prime example of how public and private sectors can come together to effectively combat crime and terrorism.”
As part of the partnership, LVMPD will share resources and information with Uber drivers in the area. The information will remind drivers how to identify and report any suspicious activity to the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center. In addition, Uber’s Public Safety Team provides 24/7 support to law enforcement agencies.
“Uber is proud to partner with LVMPD and NTA to launch the ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign ahead of the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix,” said Andrew Macdonald, Uber’s Head of Public Safety for the Americas. “This campaign is designed to empower Uber drivers to be vigilant and observant, and to report any suspicious activity they may encounter while on the road. By working together, we can help to keep Las Vegas safe and secure for everyone.”
The Las Vegas Grand Prix is set to take over the “Entertainment Capital of the World” Nov. 16-18. Running over three days, the practice day events will be held on Thursday, qualifying day is set for Friday, and the official grand prix race day will be held on Saturday.
How to Report Suspicious Activity
If you see something suspicious, you can report it to the following:
- LVMPD: 911
- Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center: 702-778-2500
- Uber: Through the Uber app, or by calling 1-800-546-8237
Tips for Identifying Suspicious Activity
- People who are acting out of place or nervously
- Bags or packages that are unattended or abandoned
- Vehicles that are parked in suspicious locations or have been idling for a long time
- People who are taking photos or videos of sensitive areas or activities
- Any other activity that makes you feel unsafe
By working together, we can help to keep Las Vegas safe and secure for everyone.
Credits: Fox 5 Vegas
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