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Area Briefing, April 3-9


ANTI-BULLYING NONPROFIT TO HOST FUNDRAISER APRIL 5

Redemption Martial Arts, a nonprofit that promotes anti-bullying awareness and training, plans to host a fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. April 5 at the UFC Gym, 4360 Blue Diamond Road, Suite 101.

The event is set to include food, games, special guests and giveaways.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/l8n8nav or call 602-888-3901.

COUNSELING OFFERED IN SPANISH AT RAPE CRISIS CENTER

The Rape Crisis Center recently added a Spanish-speaking team member to the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy Signs of Hope Counseling Center, 801 S. Rancho Drive, Suite B-2.

Sandra Morel, a licensed marriage and family therapist, leads counseling sessions in Spanish each Thursday afternoon.

The Signs of Hope Counseling Center provides therapy for survivors of sexual abuse and assault and members of their support system, including spouses, parents and siblings. The center serves survivors 12 or older.

Appointments with Morel can be scheduled by calling 702-385-2153.

DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVORS PREPARE FOR WORKFORCE

Four women recently graduated from the Survivors Helping Survivors program at Safe Faith United, 1850 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 102.

Participants trained in the cleaning industry for four weeks during the program, which provides domestic abuse survivors with job training and helps them enter the labor force.

For more information, visit sfuvictims.org or call 702-685-1500.

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT CITIZENS’ ACADEMY

Henderson residents who wish to learn more about law enforcement and public safety can enroll in the Henderson Police Department Citizens’ Academy.

The academy is set to meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on 13 consecutive Tuesdays starting May 6 at the Main Police Station, 223 Lead St. April 10 is the deadline to apply, and the academy is limited to 20 participants. The department holds three academies a year.

The goal of the program is to provide insight into the life and training of a Henderson police officer. Participants experience a condensed version of the police training academy. Topics include radio and communications training, community policing, use of force, gang enforcement, crime scene investigation, detention center procedures, criminal justice, domestic violence and criminalistics.

Applicants must live or work in the city of Henderson, be at least age 18 and have no felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor convictions. Applications are available at the Main Police Station; the West Substation, 300 S. Green Valley Parkway; and the North Substation, 225 E. Sunset Road. The application can also be found at cityofhenderson.com/police.

For more information, call 702-267-4850.

RECRUITS GRADUATE FROM POLICE ACADEMY

Twelve recruits recently graduated from the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy during a ceremony at the College of Southern Nevada’s Henderson campus, 700 College Drive.

The recruits are scheduled to work with the Henderson Police Department, the city of Las Vegas Detention and Enforcement Department and the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

The Southern Desert Regional Police Academy is a partnership among the city of Las Vegas, the Henderson and North Las Vegas police departments and the College of Southern Nevada.

For more information, visit csn.edu/academy.asp.

PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT DURING METRO’S REACCREDITATION EVALUATION

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking public comment while it is assessed by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

The commission is set to examine the Metropolitan Police Department’s policies and procedures, management operations and support services.

The department received the Accreditation with Excellence Award from the commission following its reaccreditation evaluation in 2011.

Comments can be mailed to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., Attention: LVMPD Accreditation, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OFFER FOOTBALL CLINIC TO STUDENTS

The Metropolitan Police Department, the Southern Nevada Gang Investigators Association and the Police Led Outreach With Experienced Rewards program recently teamed up to host a professional football clinic at the Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave.

The free event for middle and high school students featured instruction from a strength and conditioning coach and technical coaching by current and former professional and college football players. Police officers and civilian employees assisted with training participants.

For more information, visit sngia.org.

HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT HONORS OFFICERS, CIVILIANS

The Henderson Police Department recently held a commendation ceremony to honor officers, civilian employees and community members.

Awards were distributed for acts of bravery and service to the community that went above and beyond the call of duty.

Recipients included administrative analyst Tina Emrich, Civilian Employee of the Year; communications operations manager Miranda Ramos, Civilian Supervisor of the Year; Michael Renteria, Corrections Officer of the Year; Sgt. Isaac Henn, Sworn Supervisor of the Year; Detective Mark Amundson, Investigator of the Year; Raymond Wilkins, Specialized Unit Officer of the Year; and Edgar Palomeque, Officer of the Year.

The annual ceremony took place at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St.

NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL PART OF HUALAPAI WAY IMPROVEMENTS

The city of Las Vegas activated a new traffic signal at Deer Springs Road and Hualapai Way March 19 as part of a road project on Hualapai from Centennial Parkway to Dorrell Lane.

Work also included pavement widening and striping for two lanes in each direction, an asphalt pedestrian path in each direction and bicycle lanes.

The city said it also plans to install a signal at Hualapai and Centennial and conduct additional work on Hualapai from Dorrell to Severance lanes as funding becomes available.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES AVAILABLE AT UMC

University Medical Center is set to offer an infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation class at 9 a.m. April 5 and 2 p.m. May 15 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

The class requires a refundable $10 deposit. For more information or to register, call 702-383-2229.

EVENT RAISES AWARENESS OF WALKING AND BICYCLING TO SCHOOL SAFELY

Children at Clark County schools were scheduled to take part in March 19 events promoting walking or bicycling to school safely in honor of Nevada Moves Day.

The National Center for Safe Routes to School offered several tips for children in conjunction with the event:

— Walk with a friend when possible.

— Plan a safe route to school.

— When walking near the street, refrain from pushing or running.

— Report any bullying that may occur while walking.

— Wear dark-colored clothing, and use a flashlight or reflective gear at night.

— Obey traffic signs, signals and school crossing guards.

For more information, visit walknevada.com or saferoutesinfo.org.

FUNDRAISER FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEVADA TO INCLUDE SAFETY FAIR, SHOOTING COMPETITION

The Gun Garage, 5155 Dean Martin Drive, plans a Shoot for Our Stars competition and safety fair from 5 to 8 p.m. April 16.

Gun enthusiasts are invited to demonstrate their skills by shooting at a target, going up against local law enforcement officers. Participants must be at least age 16, and youths must be accompanied by an adult at the event, dubbed as family-friendly.

Registration is $100, with all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Nevada. The fee includes a three-station shooting package, a souvenir photo with participants’ competitors, food, beverages and a raffle ticket. An outdoor safety fair also is planned.

Registration can be conducted at shootingforourstars.com.

WORKSHOP TO OFFER INFORMATION ON SAFETY FOR WARD 2 SENIORS

A free Ward 2 informational workshop for residents 50 or older is set for 9 to 11 a.m. April 24 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

Presentations are planned from the Social Security Administration and Nathan Adelson Hospice. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is slated to discuss senior safety, and information on Medicare is set to be available.

Also, the Metropolitan Police Department will accept unwanted pills and prescription drugs for safe disposal.

Reservations are requested by calling 702-229-1100.

RUN TO HONOR MILITARY MEMBERS WHO DIED ON COMBAT MISSION

The fourth annual Windy25 Memorial 5K is set for 9 a.m. April 5 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, to honor fallen military members and raise funds to help their families through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

The event is dedicated to the crew and passengers of the Windy25 who died on a combat mission in April 2005 during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Veterans who served with the crew and surviving family members are set to attend the race.

The event has raised $150,000. To register, visit tapsrunandremember.org/windy25.

Founded in 1994, TAPS has offered support to more than 40,000 people. For more information on the program, visit taps.org or call 800-959-8277.

FREE MONTHLY SEMINARS TO INTRODUCE NEW OPERATORS TO HAM RADIO

The K7QQQ Amateur Radio Repeater Club plans free monthly seminars for beginner ham radio operators in the community room at Findlay Chevrolet, 6800 S. Torrey Pines Drive.

The group began offering the free monthly seminars Feb. 5 for new amateur radio licensees and any interested residents. Participants learn about packet, digital and text modes of radio operation during the two-hour sessions. Coffee and light refreshments are served at the events.

For upcoming sessions and class registration, visit k7qqq.org. For more information, email dan.connell@k7qqq.org.

CLARK COUNTY RECRUITING LIFEGUARDS, WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS

The Clark County Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting to fill positions for the 2014 pool season.

Available positions are cashier, lifeguard, water safety instructor and management. Positions pay $8.50 to $15 per hour based on experience and certifications.

Those who wish to apply for a lifeguard or other water-related positions must complete the lifeguard training course at the Hollywood Aquatics Center, 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd.

Those 15 or older can take the course for $70 if they sign an employment contract with the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department. The cost is $140 to take the course without the contract. Prerequisite skills include 300-yard continuous swim and retrieval of a weighted object from 7 to 10 feet of water. Applicants must attend all classes to complete the five-day course, offered at various times until May 5.

Those who hold the American Red Cross lifeguard certification or are interested in cashier positions can fill out an application at clarkcountynv.gov/parks or call Clark County’s aquatics department at 702-455-8508.

 

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