MGM creates ‘civilian version of a SWAT team’ following Las Vegas shooting

  • 6 years ago
MGM Resorts International has hired at least five former Metropolitan Police Department SWAT team members and several former military officers in recent months as it strengthens security at its properties following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The company also hired a former Marine Corps sergeant, who is also a firearms instructor, as an emergency response team supervisor in December. “MGM developed an Emergency Response Team Program as part of our commitment to continuous improvement of daily operations and to assess and address security risks,” MGM spokeswoman Debra DeShong said. Each of the five former Metro officers has more than 20 years of experience.