LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is taking steps to protect its staff amid a massive manhunt for a former LAPD officer.
Christopher Dorner is suspected of shooting three officers and penning a manifesto threatening more violence.
In fact, Sgt. Rudy Lopez early Thursday said the LAPD has eliminated motorcycle patrols and single-officer dispatches.
Additionally, Chief Charlie Beck said LAPD has deployed 40 protective details to protect officers mentioned in the manifesto.
"We are taking all measures possible to ensure safety of our officers and their families," Beck said.
Local and federal agencies, including the FBI and the US Marshals, are involved in the manhunt for Dorner, a Navy veteran who authorities say is likely heavily armed and able to access military uniforms. He is believed to be wearing military-style fatigues and body armor.