How Las Vegas massacre changes the way officers police

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Police departments in Houston for conference react to Vegas shooting (KTRK)

In light of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, law enforcement across the nation are on high alert, and making changes to the way they police. Right now police from around the world are in Houston. Officers from London, Russia and Mexico are here for the annual Problem Oriented Policing Conference.

"We're referring businesses -- schools, malls, churches -- to take active shooter training with the Portland Police Department," said Mary Tompkins with the Portland Police Department in Oregon.

Departments as far away as the Ukraine are making changes, including the use of drones.

"Considering specifically the Las Vegas incident we will strengthen the inspection of any high rises or high points around the stadium or other places of mass gatherings," explained Kiev Police Department Chief Andriy Kryshchenko. "For these mass events when thousands of people are there, we have these special cars that provide surveillance. And we have two drones for each car so that surveillance team could have bascially 360 degree monitoring."

Police everywhere say it's hard to pinpoint exactly what to do, but they plan to stay on high alert.

"This was so random and it wasn't an opportunity for people to prepare to do anything differently," Tompkins said.

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