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SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION

AlliedBarton Security Services and HR Plus have teamed up with NC4 to host a free workplace violence prevention seminar slated for 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

The seminar will feature several speakers from the participating organizations who will focus on how to prevent workplace violence tragedies and provide information on employee assistance programs for threat cases.

Call 714-260-0805 or email Jennie Stein at jennie.stein@alliedbarton.com to RSVP by Nov. 11.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS SCHEDULED AT SUNRISE HOSPITAL H2U SITE

Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is scheduled to host an AARP safe driving class from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital’s h2u center, 3061 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 102.

The cost is $12 for those with AARP membership cards and $14 for nonmembers. An automobile insurance discount is available upon completion of the free class.

Call 735-5510 to reserve a spot.

WORKSHOP TO HELP VETERANS PURSUE EMPLOYMENT

A free job readiness workshop for U.S. military veterans is planned for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave., North Las Vegas.

The event will be presented by Workforce Connections in partnership with the Las Vegas Urban League, lvrj.com and United Way of Southern Nevada.

The workshop will include sessions on employment planning, resume writing, interviewing, Internet job searching and more.

In addition, special afternoon sessions will fully explore the federal job search and application process, translating military experience and skills to private sector job requirements and the online job application process.

Lunch will be provided at the event.

Workshop registration is scheduled for 8 to 8:30 a.m. Veterans also can register by visiting nvworkforce connections.org or calling 383-0445.

NEW POLICE HEADQUARTERS HOSTS GRAND OPENING

A grand opening of the Metropolitan Police Department’s new headquarters was set for Oct. 26 at the new site in Building C at 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.

The new campus features more than 370,000 square feet of office space and houses roughly 1,200 employees.

The department was formerly based at Las Vegas City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave.

For more information, visit lvmpd.com or call 828-3111.

JUSTICE COURT TO BE IN SESSION TO HELP HOMELESS DURING EVENT

The Las Vegas Justice Court will hear misdemeanor matters during Project Homeless Connect from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Project Homeless Connect brings together volunteers and service providers, centralizing access to resources to get homeless families and individuals on their feet.

Legal matters are just one of the many obstacles to overcoming the cycle of homelessness, city officials said.

Each year, the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Commission Committee on Homelessness Regional Initiatives Office and the Nevada Homeless Alliance coordinate Project Homeless Connect. The aim is to make it easier for those in need to take advantage of access to amenities to promote their success and to take part in free services, including for medical care, housing, immunizations, career counseling, family, mental health and substance abuse.

Volunteers are needed to make Project Homeless Connect successful. For more information about Project Homeless Connect, call 892-2300 or visit helphopehome.org.

Donations of T-shirts, socks and water are needed. For more information about donating, call the Nevada Homeless Alliance at 743-1487.

For more information about the Las Vegas Justice Court, visit clarkcountycourts.us.

SALE OF PAVER STONES TO SUPPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT’S OUTREACH PROGRAMS

The Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation is selling dedicated paver stones to raise money for its many safety and community programs, such as Shop with a Cop, Halloween safety fairs and the Every 15 Minutes teen driving safety program.

The stones are 4 inches by 8 inches and can hold up to three lines of text. The cost is $250 or $500.

For more information, visit lvmpdfoundation.org or call 539-5741.

CPR AND DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING SESSIONS PLANNED AT ACTIVE ADULT CENTER

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue plans to offer free compression-only CPR and automated external defibrillator training from 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

The training events are available to center members. Space is limited and registration is required.

An annual Centennial Hills Active Adult Center membership is $2.

For more information or to register, call 229-1702.

FREE SHREDDING EVENT PLANNED SATURDAY AT CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER

Residents can have their documents shredded free from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Shredding takes place in the parking lot, and there is a limit of five boxes per vehicle.

For more information, call Michelle Thackston at 229-6154.

HENDERSON RESIDENTS CAN DISPOSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AT DROP BOXES

Residents looking for a safe way to dispose of unwanted or expired prescriptions can discard the drugs in drop boxes at five Henderson Police Department locations.

The bright yellow boxes will be emptied regularly and the drugs incinerated, police said.

The secure boxes were installed at the following sites:

The Henderson Police Department Main Station, 223 Lead St., 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Henderson Police Department West Substation, 300 S. Green Valley Parkway, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The North Community Henderson Police Station, 225 E. Sunset Road, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Henderson Police Department Community Relations Unit inside the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

The Henderson Detention Center, 18 E. Basic Road, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. daily.

No needles, syringes, liquids or powders should be placed in the boxes. Residents also are asked to put the pills be in a container or bag.

The drop boxes are meant to provide a secure, legal and anonymous way to dispose of unused medications and help keep the drugs out of the hands of those who might abuse them. The drugs also are prevented from going into the water system, the police department said.

The Clark County Water Reclamation District donated the drop boxes and had them installed at the Henderson locations.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/police or call 267-5000.

HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW ACCEPTS CERTAIN POLICE REPORTS ONLINE

Victims of nonemergency crimes will be able file their reports online with the Henderson Police Department.

With the new system, residents will not have to wait for an officer to respond or a call back. A report can be filed at any time using the online system for crime such as accidents on private property, minor theft, lost property, vandalism and some burglaries.

When residents complete the online crime reporting, they will be given a police report number and the ability to print out the report free.

Once the report is filed, a police supervisor will review it to ensure that all the information has been provided and determine if follow-up is needed, just as if a police officer took the report.

A crime can be filed through the online system only if there is no suspect information.

Many times, minor crimes have no suspect information, no evidence and no witnesses, but people still need a police report for insurance purposes. Each year, Henderson police officers take at least 2,000 of these types of reports.

The online reporting system will allow the city to keep its officers on the street, available to respond to emergencies and to do proactive patrols in the community, Police Chief Jutta Chambers said.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/police or call 267-5000.

CHEYENNE AVENUE MEDIAN IMPROVEMENTS CAUSE LANE RESTRICTIONS

Traffic lane restrictions that began Oct. 17 on Cheyenne Avenue between Rampart Boulevard and Hualapai Way and due to end Friday as the city of Las Vegas completes work on median island improvements.

Inside lanes in east and west directions are closed between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.

The median island improvements started last spring as part of a roadway overlay and improvement project.

The new work will consist of adding decorative rock and boulder placement, followed by installation of decorative metal sculptures of desert flora and fauna.

This type of median island improvement project provides aesthetic enhancements to the corridor but with lower construction and maintenance costs than live plant landscaping and without the use of irrigation water, the city said.

The city’s Department of Operations and Maintenance is constructing the improvements, which are estimated to cost $80,000 for this phase. The metal sculptures will be a mix of items procured from a private vendor.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 229-6011.

FINGERPRINT BUREAU ADDS LOCATION, EXPANDS HOURS OF OPERATION

The Metropolitan Police Department’s fingerprint bureau expanded its hours of operation Oct. 10 and opened a second full-service location to increase access to the service.

The new office is on the ground floor of the department’s new campus at 400 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Building C.

The first office is at 5880 Cameron St.

Both locations will allow customers to obtain work cards and fingerprint cards and fulfill registration requirements.

The expanded hours of operation for both sites are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

For more information, visit lvmpd.com or call 828-3111.

NEW WEBSITE SENDS EMERGENCY ALERTS TO USERS

Residents and businesses can sign up to receive a variety of emergency alerts via phone, text and email through a new website at https://sonevada.onthealert.com.

Users can select how they want to receive their information. They can enter up to three telephone numbers, for which they can choose to receive notifications via text or voice message. In addition, users can enter up to two email addresses to receive messages. Subscribers also have the option to choose a variety of messages to receive, including ones for extreme temperatures, flash flooding, earthquakes, air quality advisories, winter storms and hazmat incidents. Users can return to the site at any time to update their settings or change the chosen alerts and email addresses and phone numbers provided.

Local officials, including Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen, North Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck and Clark County Commission Chairwoman Susan Brager, helped launch the website.

The project has been a joint effort among the cities in Southern Nevada and Clark County. The website was paid for by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

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