SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Numerous law enforcement agencies in the greater Bay Area have issued statements in the wake of Friday night’s terrorist attack in France, saying their personnel are maintaining a heightened presence in the interest of public safety.
Police in Oakland and San Francisco have issued statements indicating that their personnel are working with federal partners such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations to monitor intelligence reports or address security concerns.
San Francisco police say their officers are maintaining increased visibility. Officers are also increasing patrols in high-traffic areas.
Oakland police say they’re increasing staffing at major events.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center and the FBI to monitor the situation in France, according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services.
All three agencies say that to the best of their knowledge there is no credible threat of an attack here in the United States, but they have advised their personnel to remain vigilant.
Meantime, Los Angeles police said they are beefing up patrols at entertainment and sporting venues after the Paris attacks.
A spokesman for the LAPD said Saturday that there are no known threats against the city, but the department beefed up patrols at what he called critical sites.
Several events were happening in the area Saturday, including a Snoop Dogg concert, a cricket match at Dodger Stadium and the UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Los Angeles Officer Mike Lopez says he doesn’t know if additional officers would be on hand at the Motion Picture Academy’s Seventh Annual Governors Awards on Saturday night.
Lopez says that’s the type of event that would typically get extra attention from police and private security details.
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