January 8, 2015
Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt has announced that his first major initiative as Nevada’s new chief legal officer will be hosting a law enforcement summit for sheriffs, chiefs, and district attorneys from Nevada’s 17 counties to address key issues in their respective communities. On Tuesday afternoon, one day after his inauguration, General Laxalt sent formal invitations to fellow law enforcement members and has already received positive responses.
“Law enforcement leaders across the state have been asked for their participation and input at the summit,” Laxalt said. “Our priority is to identify and discuss crime trends and other issues to find ways to collaborate across counties in order to make the Silver State a safer place for Nevada’s families.”
The summit will focus on how Nevada law enforcement can more quickly and effectively address emerging criminal trends like illegal drugs, violent crime, domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking.
“The opportunity to collaborate with different representatives of law enforcement and share approaches to fighting crime should greatly benefit our individual counties and the State as a whole. I am excited to participate,” said newly-elected Washoe County District Attorney Christopher Hicks.
“Having the opportunity to meet with Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to discuss law enforcement’s concerns and issues throughout our State will provide a foundation to improve and provide the best and professional enforcement possible,” said five-term Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini. “The summit will be the beginning of a great relationship with the Attorney General, District Attorneys, Sheriffs and Chiefs to work together and provide solutions.”
The summit will take place Feb. 5 at the Attorney General’s office in Carson City with video-conference to the Las Vegas office. For more information about General Laxalt’s official letter to law enforcement, please find an example of a mailed invitation here.