Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of April 8, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of April 8th   

Community Friends,

Domestic violence and aggressive behaviors plague our nation. During the past three years there have been ten Lyon County murders, all of them connected to domestic violence. The LCSO is committed to finding strategies aimed at reducing aggressive behaviors that start in our homes and bleeds over into our playgrounds and beyond. If we want to be the most desirable county in the nation to live in, we must put an end to aggression. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s message – Week of April 1, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of April 1st

Community Friends,

The week’s focus was the 2018-2019 budget that begins on July 1st. The commissioners should be applauded for taking a bold step forward in anticipation of county growth by authorizing county staff increases to improve county wide delivery of services. The Sheriff’s Office got an increase of 5.5 employees. While we will need more employees in the years to come, it is a start. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of March 11, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of March 11th

Community Friends,

More than 30 years ago, an interesting public-choice theory was developed by economists called “Bootleggers and Baptists.” The theory holds that for a regulation to emerge and endure, both the “bootleggers,” who seek to obtain private benefits from the regulation, and the “Baptists,” who seek to serve the public’s interest must support the regulation. When Nevada enacted NRS 490.084, fees for issuance of off-highway vehicle (OHV) titles and annual registration in 2009, it created its own bootleggers and Baptists. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of March 4, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of March 4th  

Community Friends,

Each month command staff members attend regularly scheduled community meetings to provide reports; however, we are more interested with citizen input. These comments help provide a general community pulse that assists with limited resource allocation decisions. After this week’s Stagecoach Citizen Advisory Board meeting, a young man wanted to inform me that marijuana impaired driving arrests were wrong because there are no available tests. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s message – Week of February 25, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of February 25th

Community Friends,

Sixteen months ago, Nevada voters over-turned a long standing social policy. And while the debate continues since this country’s founding in defining government’s limits on social policy, we all can agree it must intercede with a basic level of public safety and commerce assistance. Nonetheless, we will never be able to put that genie back in the bottle whom we let out in November of 2016. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Message – Week of February 11, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of February 11th

Community Friends,

We can all agree anyone suffering from Alzheimer or dementia should not drive. Fortunately there are administrative processes to “take away” driving privileges. Occasionally we do request an administrative DMV hearing for persons who have medical conditions that pose public safety threats while driving a motor vehicle upon a highway and still holds a valid driver’s license. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Message – Week of February 4, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of February 4th

Community Friends,

The past two months have been spent reviewing and preparing our fiscal year 2018-2019 budget requests, which was finalized and submitted this week. This budget request analyzed three years of crime trends, workloads, demands for services, response times and officer safety factors for patrol, jail, dispatch, and investigations. While our past three budget cycles were equipment and technology focused, our primary focus this year was requesting a staffing increases on identified critical shortages in anticipation of county growth. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of January 28, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of January 28th

Community Friends,

Several months ago we discussed the opioid crisis.  Ironically there were people who believed this topic should be left up to medical professionals as the Sheriff’s Office should stick to matters of crime. By Nevada law, the Lyon County Sheriff is the county coroner whose responsibility is to confirm and certify violent, sudden, and suspicious deaths. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s message – Week of January 21, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of January 21st

Community Friends,

There seems to be a common attitude among some government leaders. If one stays quiet long enough and refuses to address an issue, eventually the citizenry will tire and move onto the next crisis. Another vehicle verse horse accident occurred this week and we just can’t stay quiet because of the value placed on human life. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of December 31, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of December 31st

Community Friends,

New Year’s Eve was fairly uneventful; that was until the clock struck midnight. Fireworks across Dayton Valley lit up the night as estimates from 15-20 different locations were seen in the air. The patrol vehicle’s mobile data terminal call screen showed firework calls backed up throughout the entire county. Like every 4th of July celebration, firework call for services overload our capabilities and responses. Read more ›

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