The Boulder City Police Department Explorer Post recently took first place in Incident Command for the second year in a row at the 20th annual Chandler Explorer Tactical Competition in Arizona.
The signs of dementia are different from those typical age-related changes experienced by most persons growing older. The comparisons of dementia vs. typical aging are poor judgment and decision-making versus making a bad decision once in a while; inability to manage a budget versus missing monthly payments; losing track of the date or the season versus forgetting which day it is and remembering it later; difficulty having a conversation versus occasionally forgetting which word to use; misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them versus losing things from time to time.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.
I’m not sure if the sickness epidemic has affected each and every one of you yet, but we here at Boulder City Police Department are calling it Flu-zilla. The yearly malady seems to have morphed into a sneaky villain this year that shows up without warning and refuses to leave. Every day there are reports on the news of more deaths attributed to this year’s “zombie-bug.”
As part of the observance of National Radon Action Month, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Southern Nevadans through Feb. 28.
By now you may have heard the dispatch center here is beginning the process of receiving 911 reports via text message in situations where it may not be safe for the caller to speak. This is primarily a safety issue concern and allows the reporting party to get officers en route to their location expeditiously.
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.