Council Chambers, Legislative Building 745 Fourth Street, Sparks, NV
General Business: 9.6
The Repeat Offender Program is a long standing program established in the early to mid-1990's. The original partners in the Repeat Offender Program were the Reno Police Department, the Sparks Police Department and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. Due to changes in the economy and the administration at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, resources were pulled from the program in 2009. the Reno Police Department and Sparks Police Department continued the program under a revised Interlocal Agreement (A3726) dated April 13, 2009.
Based on the improved economy and a different administration at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, the Sheriff's Office is re-committing to the Repeat Offender Program. The State of Nevada Department of Public Safety, Parole and Probation are also committing resources to this program, truly establishing a Regional Repeat Offender Program.
The Regional Repeat Offender Program will consist of up to three detectives from the Reno Police Department, one detective from the Sparks Police Department, one Detective from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and one Parole and Probation Officer from the State of Nevada Department of Public Safety, Parole and Probation under the daily supervision of a Sparks Police Department sergeant.
The mission of the Regional Repeat Offender Program will not change. Career criminals are nominated and approved by an independent board and then monitored, tracked and investigated if necessary by the Regional Repeat Offender Program personnel. The goal of the Regional Repeat Offender Program is to reduce crime and the impacts of criminal behavior committed by career criminals.
The Regional Repeat Offender Program is another example of utilizing regional efforts to maximize impacts of crime in Sparks. Without this regional approach, the Sparks Police Department would not be able to track and monitor those career criminals who are committing crime within our City. By adding the additional personnel from Washoe County and the State of Nevada Department of Public Safety, Parole and Probation, we are only enhancing our capabilities to further accomplish the established goals and objectives. Career criminals do not know or respect jurisdictional boundaries and many of the identified repeat offender targets are under the supervision of the State of Nevada Department of Public Safety, Parole and Probation Division.
Removing our personnel from this regional partnership would be a determent to our citizens.
The City Council could deny or send the Interlocal Agreement back to staff for amendments.
I move to approve the Interlocal Agreement (AC-5240) between the City of Sparks, the City of Reno, Washoe County and the State of Nevada to establish a Regional Repeat Offender Program.
Regional Repeat Offender Program Interlocal Agreement.pdf