Sheriff's Deputies, Glendale Police Officers Ordered To Patrol In Pairs After Dallas Shooting
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Glendale Police Department have told their patrolmen that, until further notice, they are required to ride with a partner at all times, reports CBS LA.
The decision comes after an attack in Dallas killed five officers.
The Glendale News-Press reports that the Glendale Police Department's decision was made "as a precaution," and that there have been no known threats made against the department's officers.
There will no change in procedure for the Los Angeles Police Department, as it is a regular practice for their officers to ride with a partner at all times, Officer Liliana Preciado of the LAPD told LAist.
"If you're in a patrol car and you're in the city, you'll be with a partner," said Preciado. "There are very few exceptions when they're by themselves."
She added that, overall, there are no changes in procedure for their patrolmen.
Aside from the five officer fatalities in Dallas, 11 others were also wounded in the attack. One suspect was later killed by a "bomb robot" after a standoff with officers, reports the L.A. Times. Several police departments in the Southland have expressed their condolences for Dallas officers via social media.