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Sheriff’s Office to host community safety meeting for Sun Valley residents



washoe_county_sheriffs_office_log-8161083-8824942The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will hold the third in a series of community safety meetings for Sun Valley residents at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Sun Valley Landowner’s Association Building at 5360 Sun Valley Blvd.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Lieutenant Teresa Aquila hosts the meetings as part of efforts by the Sheriff’s Office to partner with the community to reduce crime. During the meetings, Aquila will provide information about programs such as Alert ID that help keep residents safer along with a variety of personal safety tips.

Aquila said she also plans to discuss how to be a good witness at Sunday’s meeting.

“These meetings are part of the Sheriff’s Office ongoing partnership with the community, working together to help make neighborhoods safer,” Reserve Lieutenant Aquila said.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Reserve Lieutenant Aquila at (775) 240-2308

What:              Sun Valley Community Safety Meeting

When:              Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Where:             Sun Valley Landowner’s Association Building (also known as “The Big Blue Building”) located at 5360 Sun Valley Blvd.

Contact:          Reserve Lieutenant Teresa Aquila, (775) 240-2308

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

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

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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