NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The size of the budget gap facing the City of North Las Vegas may ultimately cost its citizens their police force. North Las Vegas is in on-going talks with the Metropolitan Police Department to transfer part, or possibly all, of its police services.
North Las Vegas City Manager Tim Hacker says the city has had multiple meetings with officials from Metro to explore a takeover. Hacker says everything is on the table, ranging from Metro taking control of ancillary police services, like the jail, crime scene investigators, and SWAT officers, for example, to a complete transfer of all police services.
Hacker says the city and its leaders are committed to ensuring public safety, but that fiscal realities may demand a different approach.