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Washoe Sheriff’s Office increases patrols in Incline
by Tribune Staff
Jan 06, 2012 | 475 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

INCLINE VILLAGE — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol will increase law enforcement presence in Incline Village from Jan. 6 to April 1.

The increase in patrol is in accordance with the Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) initiative — a law enforcement operational model supported by a partnership with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Justice, which are two agencies of the Department of Justice.

DDACTS integrates location-based crime and traffic crash data to determine the most effective methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources.

Incline Village was identified as an area for deployment based on historical crime and vehicle accident data compiled by the sheriff’s office.

Working in partnership with the community and with the assistance from NHP, the goal is overall deterrence of traffic violations, including vehicle and pedestrian accidents, reducing criminal activity and improving the overall quality of life.

“By providing high visibility law enforcement for a sustained period of time, we can actively enforce and educate violators on the importance of traffic and pedestrian safety,” said Deputy Armando Avina, spokesman for the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. “Residents will be advised on the importance of locking all doors to their houses and vehicles. The majority of residential burglary cases taken have been due to unlocked doors.”

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