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City needs to pool resources to aid homeless

It is rare when a day passes that the dispatch center does not receive a call in regard to a disheveled individual acting abnormal, panhandling, looking cold or camping behind a building or in a ditch. Homelessness is working its way into our community in larger numbers and it might be beneficial for us to begin the process of working with regional and local planning bodies to develop a coordinated housing and services program for people experiencing chronic homelessness.

Keep important numbers handy

Hello, Boulder City residents. You may have seen these before, but in case you lost them, here are a few important telephone numbers for you to cut and clip for posting in a prominent location.

Pepper spray gives victim time to escape

Pepper spray, also known as OC spray, OC gas and capsicum spray, is a lachrymatory agent (chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain and temporary blindness) and can be used in self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears.

Officers appreciate all community does

I’d like to take a moment to say thank you to you, the reader/the caller/the resident, for the support and encouragement you provide the police department in our efforts to support and defend this community. I can’t tell you the last time I have gone a week without someone calling just to say thanks for the job we are hired and paid to do.

Ways to have healthy holiday season

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful and reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health.

Be wary of surroundings to avoid being victim of crime

What can happen in 20 minutes? That’s barely time to put on your shoes and walk down the block, right? Let me assure you that your vehicle windows can be smashed and your purse, packages and property can be long gone. Most of the time, the items taken don’t amount to the loss from the window and vehicle repairs.

Police do not call to collect on warrants, debts

There have been a number of recent reports that are troubling in nature, and I want to make you aware to be on guard. If you receive a call or email from someone claiming to be a police officer, a lawyer or bail enforcement officer saying they have a warrant for your arrest, verify who you’re speaking with.

Knowing your location essential for emergency assistance

This week I will briefly touch on the emergency 911 system and what we will need from you in the event you need to dial it or its partner number, 311. Remember, 911 is limited to life-threatening emergencies; 311 is for those needs that are urgent but not emergent.

Healthy lifestyle can reduce diabetes’ effects

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into your bloodstream.

Honor guard pays respect to fallen officers

The Boulder City Honor Guard is part of the Southern Nevada regional multiagency honor guard, which means all Southern Nevada law enforcement agencies act as one unit when together. Some of the duties that could be requested of this group include rifle team (21 gun salute), colors (U.S. and Nevada flag with two rifles on either side), flag detail (all agency department flags), formations or to line procession routes. They participate in wreath detail, casket detail, parades or formal events.