GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE
CARSON CITY — Governor Jim Gibbons today announced the formation of the Nevada Crime Commission. The Nevada Crime Commission will be tasked with examining existing and emerging crime problems statewide and seeking innovative methods and solutions to combat those crimes.
“Public safety is a primary purpose of government and is one of my top priorities,” Governor Gibbons said, “The Nevada Crime Commission will help bolster law enforcement at all levels of government in Nevada to make sure our law officers are properly trained and equipped to deal with new crime trends.”
Governor Gibbons also noted, “As I have said in the past, the economic crisis means particular attention needs to be paid to criminals and crimes committed against businesses and government programs. If people are illegally profiting from the misfortune of others or at the expense of others, I want it stopped and I want the perpetrators punished.”
The Nevada Crime Commission will act as an advisory body to the Governor. The Commission will promote communication among law enforcement agencies to formulate solutions to crime problems. The Commission will also bring together community and government leadership that will research, evaluate, develop and recommend solutions to build public awareness of the impact of crime on our communities.
The Nevada Crime Commission is comprised of law enforcement officers from all levels of government in Nevada, as well as state and local prosecutors, business leaders, community leaders and activists, representatives of crime victims groups, and others. Governor Gibbons says he will invite federal agencies like the FBI, ATF and other federal agencies.