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Area briefing

The Metropolitan Police Department’s sex offender apprehension program encourages all Southern Nevada residents to take advantage of the offender watch system.

The free system is one of the nation’s leading sex offender registration, tracking and management tools and allows local residents to become aware when a registered sex offender moves near a specified address.

Submitting an address within Clark County to Offender Watch triggers an automated monitoring and notification process. The system sends an email to the individual who submitted the address within 24 hours of the time that law enforcement agencies become aware that a registered sex offender has moved into the area.

The size of the monitored area surrounding the specified address is determined by the submitting individual, and multiple addresses may be submitted.

Examples of addresses typically submitted are homes, places of employment, schools, day-care facilities, churches, gyms and grandparents and baby sitters’ residences.

Police said that all information is kept confidential, including addresses that are submitted for monitoring and users’ email addresses.

For more information, visit lvmpd.com, click on the “sex offenders” tab near the top of the page and follow the directions. Site visitors can view an online presentation, search for sex offenders in their area, register for email alerts, view safety tips and links and contact police.

document SHREDDING Friday

City National Bank plans to host a Shred-A-Thon for valley residents from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at three branches. Shred-It is scheduled to have trucks at 10801 W. Charleston Blvd., 8475 S. Eastern Ave. and 4310 W. Cheyenne Ave. The service is free, and participants can watch their documents turn into confetti with internal cameras.

For more information, call 952-4407 or email walaya.rivera@cnb.com.

22 Officers graduate
from state training academy

Twenty-two of Nevada’s newest law enforcement officers graduated March 11 from the Department of Public Safety’s training academy in Carson City. The men and women recited the official oath of office to serve and protect Nevada and received their badges. They spent nearly six months learning the fundamental skills to serve as state troopers, parole and probation officers and capital police officers.

Eighteen graduates are to be assigned to the Nevada Highway Patrol division in Las Vegas. For more information, visit nhp.nv.gov.

Red Cross aims to train 1,000 people
in CPR at Thomas & Mack on Saturday

The American Red Cross aims to train 1,000 people in CPR in one day during two free sessions, set for Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

The event, called CPR Saturday, is open to the public. Sessions are set for
8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Each session is scheduled to last three hours. A two-year adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Walk-ins are accepted, space permitting.

Register at redcrosslasvegas.org or 531-0237.

Gun safety promoted through Police partnership with project childsafe

The Metropolitan Police Department has partnered with Project ChildSafe through the National Shooting Sports Foundation to raise awareness about the safe storage of guns.

As part of this partnership, a limited number of free cable-style gun locks are available to the public at the Convention Center Area Command, 750 Sierra Vista Drive, and the Bolden Area Command, 851 Stella Lake St. The locks are being offered while supplies last.

For more information, call the Bolden Area Command at 828-3347, the Convention Center Area Command at 828-4349 or visit lvmpd.com.