The Las Vegas Review-Journal spoke to Metro Events Planning coordinator Lt. Roxanne McDaris about the security plans for Mayweather-Pacquiao weekend.
“We really haven’t had to deal with a sporting event to this scale,” McDaris said. “It’s important to see how other agencies handle things like that.
“We have to have a much broader viewpoint of where we’re going to be operating and what type of things we’ll answer to,” she added.
“We’ve worked very closely with MGM to make sure we’re in the right place at the right time,” McDaris said. “Instead of trying to catch up to an issue, we want to try and get ahead of it and prevent that from happening again.”
Tim Jeffery, MGM’s VP of security, said that there will be enhanced security for the fight.
“We’ll have a higher-than-usual number of security employees, and that’ll be really obvious to anybody that’s visiting the property,” Jeffery said.
McDaris wants to make sure that tourists and fight enthusiasts make it home safely from the fight.
“We’re not going to let the criminal element take over and make our town unsafe (this) week or weekend,” McDaris said. “We’re doing everything in our power to make it safe.”
It’ll be hard to eliminate all of the drama, look at Vegas All Star Weekend, but they are surely doing their best to plan ahead.