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North Las Vegas mulls court cost savings

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The North Las Vegas City Council will be presented a court personnel proposal Wednesday night that could save the city more than $1.6 million annually, City Manager Qiong Liu said.

The proposal includes replacing the Municipal Court's marshals with bailiffs and moving the marshal program to the North Las Vegas Police Department.

The savings would come by reducing court security costs from $2.1 million to $500,000 annually. The city's police department would utilize the marshals to serve and collect misdemeanor warrants, deal with all remands from the Clark County Detention Center, and handle all pick-ups from other law enforcement agencies.

“This proposal not only saves the City of North Las Vegas more than $1.6 million annually, it drastically improves operational efficiency and increases public safety for our residents,” Liu said.

Mayor John Lee also expressed excitement over the proposal.

“It is great to see positive results from our efforts to become a more creative government engaged in pragmatic solutions," Lee said