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Nevada Department Of Public Safety Takes Initiative On Community Based Reporting

Temporary Community Based Reporting Centers Means Offenders Can Report Close To Home

March 13, 2019 - 1:38 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - On Saturday, March 9, 2019, the Nevada Parole and Probation (NPP) Division, in conjunction and cooperation with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, conducted an operation called the Community Based Offender Reporting Initiative. The operation offered offenders residing in zip codes 89005, 89030, 89052, 89074, 89102,
89105, 89109, 89115, 89119, 89120, 89121, 89122, 89142, and 89169 the ability to complete their reporting obligation within
their community.

By providing temporary Community-Based Reporting Centers where offenders can report close to home, the NPP Division anticipates that monthly office visit attendance will increase and absconder rates will decrease. One objective of this initiative is to allow offenders that may be indigent or otherwise have difficulties reporting due to transportation issues traveling to the
NPP Southern Command location the ability to maintain compliance with the conditions of their supervision. The initiative will also allow NPP Officers to become more involved in the communities they serve and work cooperatively with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to enhance public safety.

During the nine-hour event, 11 sworn staff of varying ranks from the NPP Division, with the assistance of two Administrative Assistants, set up a temporary reporting location at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Southeast Area Command Substation, located at 3675 East Harmon Avenue near the intersection of Harmon Avenue and Pecos Road.

In addition to compliance checks, this event provided the typical services offered at the NPP Southern Command Office, such
as counseling referrals, residence verifications, employment verifications, a collection of restitution and fees and drug screening.'

The statistics are as follows:
Monthly Reports 210
Drug Screens 103
Restitution and Fee collection $9,862.75

• Supervision Fees $5451.00
• Restitution $4411.75

Counseling Referrals 7
Day Reporting Center Transfers 1

This event is another step toward achieving the goal of working together with partnering Southern Nevada law enforcement organizations in order to accomplish the Mission of the Division of Parole and Probation – to enhance public trust and safety, and to assist the Courts and the Parole Board with compliance checks. The purpose of the Division is to provide professional
supervision of offenders to ensure community safety and successful reintegration into society.