“While the cause of the explosions this morning at the Boston Marathon are still under investigation, our vigilance has been raised,” said Sheriff Lee Baca. “The heightened alert of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department includes increased patrols to create a more visible presence where people congregate, such as government buildings, shopping centers, athletic events, and public transit. Partnering with local police and public safety agencies and other countywide efforts have been enhanced, including opening the Sheriff’s Department Operations Center to maximize communication.”
“As always, we encourage the public: ‘If You See Something, Say Something.’ The greatest deterrent to crime is often a phone call to law enforcement by a person who sees something that just doesn’t look right,” said Sheriff Baca. “Our thoughts and prayers go to the many victims, families, friends, and first responders affected by this tragedy.”
Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s Station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), or text the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637,) or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
[Supervisor Mike Antonovich] – In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has heightened security and additional inspection of the MTA bus and rail system.
“This senseless terrorist bombing that has claimed lives and injured many serves as a reminder to everyone to maintain a vigilant and dedicated security presence on our bus and rail systems,” said Chairman Antonovich. “MTA and Metrolink are coordinating efforts to heighten security on our system and perform the necessary inspections to keep the public safe.”
Riders on the MTA bus or rail system can take the following actions to alert authorities to suspicious activity:
* Alert deputies or Metro personnel
* Press the emergency intercom in the stations or on the trains
* Inform bus operators
* Call LADS at 323-563-5000