James D. Hoff Memorial

James D. Hoff Memorial
Law Enforcement officials and dignitaries from across the region stood in silent reverence showing their solidarity and respect for those Law Enforcement personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  Today was the 27 th James D. Hoff Memorial held at Idlewild Park in Reno Nevada.  This annual formal event also recognizes Law Enforcement individuals who survived harrowing situations while on duty.  Two members of the Washoe County Sheriff Deputies Association were honored today for t...
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Law Enforcement Memorial Run

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                Yesterday, several staff from the Sheriff's Office participated in the Law Enforcement Memorial Torch Run honoring fallen officers from the State of Nevada. ‎WCSO‬ Deputies from various divisions ran a 12 mile leg from Smith Valley to Wellington to memorialize those officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Leading the pack was our own K9 Rony who carried the baton first, then passed to the remaining team members. Inside the baton was the r...
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Washoe County Courthouse

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Sheriff Allen commends court Deputies for defusing a potentially life-threatening kidnap attempt at the Mills B. Lane Courthouse The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office released a court security photo today showing Deputies and security staff assigned to the Mills B. Lane Justice Center in downtown Reno safely defusing a potentially life-threatening kidnap attempt that occurred within the lobby of the courthouse last Friday afternoon. Sheriff Chuck Allen commended the actions of the Deputies who were...
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Panel reviews bill to alter pension fund, tackle liability

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  Panel reviews bill to  alter pension fund, tackle  liability BY MICHELLE RINDELSASSOCIATED PRESS CARSON CITY, NEV.  A Republican-backed bill that would significantly change the Nevada Public Employees' Retirement System got a closer review Wednesday from a legislative money committee, as rooms nearly full of opponents looked on. The Assembly Ways and Means Committee combed through the details of AB190, which aims to transition the public pension program into something more ...
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Are Nevada Local Government Employees Over-Compensated?

Should the Legislature Dismantle Public Employee Representation Rights? By Jeffrey H. Keefe, Ph.D. March 25, 2015 Executive summary This paper investigates whether Nevada Local Government employees are overpaid at the expense of Nevada taxpayers. The research is timely. The Nevada legislature is considering bills that would greatly weaken employee rights to union representation and collective bargaining. Nevada is already an open shop or Right-to Work (RTW) state that greatly diminishes the powe...
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