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Sheriff’s Office to host Sun Valley Neighborhood Watch meetings



washoe_county_sheriffs_office_log-9274345-4211315The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will offer a series of neighborhood watch and community safety meetings for residents of Sun Valley as part of efforts to strengthen its partnership with residents.

The first meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, in the landowners building at 5360 Sun Valley Boulevard, known locally as “the big blue building.”

“Sun Valley residents are the eyes and ears of their neighborhoods,” Washoe County Sheriff’s Reserve Lieutenant Teresa Aquila said. “Their participation and partnership with the Sheriff’s Office is vital to our success as a safe community.”

Aquila will host the meetings, providing information that will help keep residents safer and give them the tools needed to set up a neighborhood watch program.

“In addition to reducing crime, the benefits of establishing Neighborhood Watch programs include bringing communities closer together while solidifying the partnership between residents and the Sheriff’s Office,” Aquila said. “Ultimately the goal is to make our Sun Valley neighborhoods safer.”

For more information, contact Aquila at (775) 240-2308.

Residents throughout Washoe County may receive information about keeping their families and neighborhoods safer by following the Sheriff’s Office on Twitter at @washoesheriff, visiting the “Staying Safe” page on the Sheriff’s Office website and signing up for the sheriff’s monthly online community e-newsletter.

Another important tool for increasing personal and neighborhood security is the free online neighborhood safety service, AlertID. For more information, visit alertid.com.

To view the video public service announcement on the Neighborhood Watch Program in Sun Valley, click on the following link: http://washoe-nv.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=6&clip_id=1223.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.

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