Sheriff Joe Lombardo sworn in for a second term

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Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo officially started his second term Friday morning.

He won re-election last year.

As Sheriff Lombardo starts his second term he said his goals are simple and straightforward: To reduce crime, prevent crime, and increase community partnerships.

Sheriff lombardo highlighted achievements during his first term which included crime reduction. He said violent crime dropped by 10 percent and property crime by 7 percent during a span of two years.

Lombardo said his leadership hired more than 900 police officers and more than 280 corrections officers.

The department made responding to crashes around the valley a top priority.

And, of course, Lombardo was in charge during the tragic mass shooting of 1 October.

“You can look at it two ways. One is it happened on your tenure during your time, you know, was that a failure or not? I think that the positive piece on this is how well the department responded to it. And I think it’s important for them to reflect on that and ensure to continue the training that I have mentioned,” Sheriff Lombardo said.

Last year, Lombardo avoided a November runoff after winning more than 50 percent of the vote in the June primary.

Voters elected him over four other candidates. The sheriff said the department has plans to hire another 200 officers. 

 

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