Boulder City Magazine® September 2006 Issue
by John Chase, Deputy Chief
Boulder City Police Department
"More Cops" Tax to Increase BCPD by 6 Officers
The City of Boulder City is the recipient of the “More Cops” tax dollars approved by voters throughout Clark County a short while ago. While this slight sales tax increase is not a burden for most consumers, the benefits will soon be clearly visible to all of our residents as we pursue our efforts to make Boulder City a safe place to live, work, and visit.
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|A total of six police officers will be added to our staff as part of the More Cops Tax Initiative within the next several weeks. This, in addition to replacing one recently retired officer, will amount to the single biggest hiring process experienced by the City of Boulder City in the history of the police department. Adding seven new officers to our staff makes for a busy time for everyone from our background investigators, dispatchers and certainly for our field-training officers as we bring these new officers on board, acclimate, and train them. Once acclimated and trained, then what do we do with the added personnel?
First and foremost we will be adding to our patrol staff. Calls for service continue to rise while we have struggled to maintain the high level of service that you have come to enjoy. By adding to our patrol staff we will ensure a continued level of service above and beyond what is experienced anywhere else in Clark County; while emphasizing the basics of policing and working more proactively with the community.
The Chief and I also recognize that in less than two years the opening of the Hoover Dam Bypass will undoubtedly have an adverse impact on the current levels of traffic in Boulder City. Working proactively and collaboratively with City Manager Vicki Mayes, the city council and the city’s department heads, we are creating a highly-trained traffic unit to ensure we can adequately deal with not only the increase but the diversity of traffic that will soon be blasting through town. In our spare time, police department staff will be working on a new computer-aided dispatch system, the animal shelter, the police department remodel and the building of a state-of-the-art dispatch center.
Until next month, stay safe.
John Chase can be reached via his e-mail address at Jchasebcnv@earthlink.net
P.O. Box 61901
Boulder City, Nevada 89006
Phone (702) 294-1392 Fax (702) 294-1392
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