Las Vegas, Nev. (FOX5) – What can be done to make Northwest Las Vegas safer? That was the question at a public safety hall in Centennial Hills. Metro including Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill, neighbors were invited to come and voice their biggest concerns, from catalytic converter theft to street racing to school violence.
Mike Herila lives in the Providence neighborhood on the northwest side of the valley. Herla says that a lot has changed since he moved there.
“A lot of burglaries, people jumping over fences, going into the roads and trying to open doors … There’s no doubt that as the population has increased in this area, crime has increased,” Herila said.
Herila came to City Hall to ask Metro what could be done to make her neighborhood safer.
“You have the right to know what our struggles are,” Assistant Sheriff Yasenia Yatomi told FOX% that she was happy to see a full house at the meeting, citizens who want to be informed about what Metro is doing.
“We’re struggling with hiring … we want to get officers out into the community to serve you. We want to reduce 911 and 311 hold times,” Yatomi said.
Herila said he appreciates all the work the officers do.
“They are true true heroes,” Herila said.
However, he is worried about the rise in crime and now plans to be proactive.
“Neighborhood watch programs, we’re trying to get our HOA fully involved in that … and we’re getting security cameras tomorrow,” Herila added.
Metro says any questions are welcome in their campus halls. They are trying to respond to the members of the society.
Metro has an extensive list of upcoming community events website.
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