Jackson's Tomb -- The Changing of the Guards

10/6/2009 2:05 AM PDT

Jackson's Tomb -- The Changing of the Guards

For several weeks, Michael Jackson's tomb at Forest Lawn Memorial Park was under maximum, 'round-the-clock security -- but TMZ has now learned the extra protection has been "scaled back."

Sources tell us the mausoleum that houses Jackson's body was being monitored by a private security firm, hired specifically to protect MJ's grave -- but as of last week, the extra protection was nowhere to be seen.

Sources at Forest Lawn confirm the security change, but insist Jackson's resting place will still be under the constant watch of their guards, 24-hour cameras, alarms, etc.

Reps at the cemetery also mentioned there hasn't been a single suspicious incident since Jackson moved into the neighborhood.