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MPD Records/Evidence Division
The Mesquite Police Department Records Division is comprised of four civilian employees and three administrative volunteers who are responsible for police records, property and evidence, and victim services functions. Under the leadership of Kim Otero, Administrative Manager/Grant Specialist, they maintain and disseminate police records, reports, logs, case files, and other department documentation and materials. Once an officer has completed their report, the information is sent to the Records Division for processing. Traffic crash reports are uploaded into the database, where they are available 24/7 to the involved parties. Arrest affidavits are sent to the district attorney's office, and juvenile arrest information is routed to the Clark County Juvenile Justice Center.

Records personnel also fill requests for information from prosecutors, defendants, victims, insurance companies, and the public. The staff researches the criminal history and requests certified copies of prior conviction reports to assist with the prosecution of ex-felons awaiting charges. Approximately 125 MPD reports are released each month; each report is reviewed, and personal and sensitive information is redacted before release.

Approximately 1,500 sets of fingerprints are taken annually, so privileged license holders do not have to travel to Las Vegas for fingerprinting. Employees also manage the 30,000 plus pieces of property held by the Department and are responsible for looking up court cases and determining when the property can be released. 

Beginning in October, Mesquite Police Department began operating the Victim Services program through the Records Division. A full-time and a part-time all-crimes victim advocate, as well as specially trained advocate volunteers, are available and on-call 24/7 to help any victim day or night.

The Mesquite Police Department Records Division works behind the glass in the front lobby and provides professional service and assistance to the hundreds of people who walk into the police department on a weekly basis. They are an integral part of the police department family. The next time you visit the police department, stop by and say hello! 
Sue Barr and Teresa Leal-Flores in Records and Evidence Department
Honoring Our Veterans
We have several special events to honor our Military Veterans.

On Saturday, November 6 at 7:45 a.m., a memorial service will be hosted by Mayor Al Litman, who is a Viet Nam Veteran and Bronze Star recipient. This will be held at Veterans Memorial Park at 501 Hillside Drive.

Following the service at 10:00 a.m., there will be a parade along Mesquite Boulevard, starting at Sandhill and Mesquite Boulevards.
On Sunday, November 7, Thousand Flags Over Mesquite will start flying 24-hours a day at the Recreation Center field until November 14. There will be a Veteran's Day Service on Thursday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m.

I want to thank our Veterans for their service to our nation.
R.A.I.S.E. Halloween Parade
We had such a fun time in the R.A.I.S.E. Halloween parade last week. We handed out candy to the many children along the parade route. I want to thank everyone who donated these scrumptious treats.
Senior Games
Congratulations to Amy Bradshaw, Executive Director of Mesquite Senior Games, who spends endless hours with volunteers to help keep the seniors in our community active with a variety of senior games.

I applauded the winners of the golf games at the Awards Dinner recently. It was such fun meeting new people and seeing all the winners get their medals.
Bank of Nevada Appreciation Day
Bank of Nevada recently held a Client Appreciation Meet and Greet with members of the community along with their clients. I got to visit with Branch Manager Dan Wright and CEO John Guedry.
Travis Anderson, Public Works Director and City Engineer
Travis Anderson moved to the Virgin Valley from Utah in 2000 to take an engineering position. He started with the City of Mesquite as City Engineer in 2014. Travis was then promoted to Public Works Director in 2019 which oversees operations with the Sanitation Department, Streets and Drainage Department, Vehicle Maintenance, Facilities Department, City of Mesquite Airport, City of Mesquite Solid Waste Landfill and Capital Projects.

Travis is a representative for the Technical Advisory Committee with the Clark County Regional Flood Control District and the Executive Advisory Committee with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. He has Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Utah State University.

Travis is married and has four children ranging in age from 14 to 25.
Thanksgiving Dinner
Once again, there will be a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored City of Mesquite, Eureka Casino Resort, Mesquite Gaming along with Sysco-US Foods and Alsco Meadow Gold. Due to Covid-19 precautions, the dinner will be available for pick up only.
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