Area briefing

The Henderson Police Department was recently reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, achieving the status for the third time the initial accreditation in 2002.

The commission made its decision after a team of assessors spent three days in December conducting an on-site review of the Henderson Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. The assessors also conducted a public information session where members of the public were invited to make comments regarding the police department.

The assessment team praised all aspects of the Henderson Police Department and pointed out two of the department’s efforts that were especially noteworthy: the department’s community policing program and its multifaceted traffic enforcement.

Accreditation is effective for three years.

For more information, visit or call 267-5000.

Aquatic complex to host pool saftey workshop Saturday

Homeowners, apartment pool users and day care providers age 14 or older are encouraged to learn backyard pool safety during a workshop scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd. The registration fee is $25. To register, visit or call 267-2980. Certificates of completion will be awarded to participants.

Red Cross aims to train 1,000 people in CPR on April 23 at Thomas & Mack

The American Red Cross aims to train 1,000 people in CPR in one day during two free sessions, set for April 23 at the Thomas & Mack Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

The event, called CPR Saturday, is open to the public. Sessions are set for 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Each session is scheduled to last three hours. A two-year adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Walk-ins are accepted, space permitting.

Register at or 531-0237.

Gun safety promoted through Police partnership with project childsafe

The Metropolitan Police Department has partnered with Project ChildSafe through the National Shooting Sports Foundation to raise awareness about the safe storage of guns.

As part of this partnership, a limited number of free cable-style gun locks are available to the public at the Convention Center Area Command, 750 Sierra Vista Drive, and the Bolden Area Command, 851 Stella Lake St. The locks are being offered while supplies last.

For more information, call the Bolden Area Command at 828-3347, the Convention Center Area Command at 828-4349 or visit

Crime Stoppers gets contribution honoring slain cab driver

Crime Stoppers of Nevada recently received a $5,000 boost, courtesy of Frias Transportation Management, in honor of 30-year-old taxi cab driver Tesfaye Arze, who was shot and killed March 4 while on the job.

Crime Stoppers and Lamar Advertising were instrumental in assisting the Metropolitan Police Department with the case.

Frias Transportation Management, a private transportation provider in Nevada, made the contribution to bring attention to the safety issues that face cab drivers and to help Crime Stoppers in its efforts to assist law enforcement agencies to make the community safer for taxi drivers and passengers, said Scott Killebrew, director of security for the company.

The contribution is a prime example of the community partnerships that Crime Stoppers works to develop in order to be an effective tool in assisting law enforcement, said Caroline Ciocca, vice chairwoman of Crime Stoppers of Nevada.

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