Cobb Police: No Increase in Theater Presence
The department is aware of the potential for copycat attacks after the Colorado movie theater shooting, but has no plans to modify its current security plans.
In wake of the shooting in a Colorado movie theater during the midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises," communities across the country look to their local police to ensure that the same thing doesn't happen in their towns.
Sgt. Dana Pierce, Public Information Officer at the Cobb County Police Department, says that the uniformed presence at most county movie theaters should be sufficient to prevent patrons from attacks.
"There is definitely the possibility of copycat attacks," Pierce said. "However, most theaters already have uniformed police officers or sheriff's deputies on duty already."
Pierce says the owners of movie theaters without police protection may call to request the department provide them with additional security.