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New AG Laxalt plans law enforcement summit

CARSON CITY — Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt will host a law enforcement summit next month as his first major initiative as Nevada’s new chief legal officer.

The summit is scheduled for Feb. 5 at the attorney general’s office in Carson City with video conferencing to the Las Vegas office.

An agency spokeswoman said a “portion” of the event will be open to the news media.

Laxalt, who was sworn in as Nevada’s newest attorney general on Monday, has invited sheriffs, chiefs, and district attorneys from Nevada’s 17 counties to address important issues in their respective communities.

“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 such as 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,” said newly elected Washoe County District Attorney Christopher Hicks. “I am excited to participate.”

Contact Sean Whaley at swhaley@reviewjournal.com or 775-687-3900. Follow @seanw801 on Twitter.

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