In The News: Department of Criminal Justice

Mesquite Local News
January 16, 2018

he 2018 Homeless Census and Survey will launch on January 24th.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 10, 2018

New Year’s fireworks exploded overhead as the Metropolitan Police Department’s lead homicide investigator arrived at the scene of the final killing of 2017, the deadliest year in Las Vegas since at least 1990.

Healthy Hispanic Living
January 1, 2018

As a child, Laura Chavez was amazed by the things figure skaters were capable of doing over a sheet of ice. At a young age her parents enrolled her in multiple sports; ballet, tap, gymnastics, and skating, and when the time came to stick to only one sport, she chose figure skating. “We reached a point where I was no longer able to continue with all three sports and they let me choose what I wanted to continue in,” she shares. “I chose figure skating as it was what I enjoyed the most.”

New Kerala
December 18, 2017

The study, conducted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and CNA, a non-profit research and analysis organization, also found that the implementation of body cameras resulted in a decrease in police misconduct. The full study can be found here:

Law Officer
December 8, 2017

A recent study conducted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas showed that use of force complaints dropped significantly at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) after the agency deployed body cameras.

Science Daily
December 4, 2017

The study, conducted by UNLV's Center for Crime and Justice Policy and Virginia-based non-profit research organization CNA in coordination with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), also found that body-worn cameras can generate considerable cost savings for police by simplifying the complaint resolution process.

State Scoop
December 4, 2017

A new study on the effects of body-worn cameras at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) revealed that the technology significantly reduced civilian complaints against officers, officer use of force, and departmental costs.

U.S. News & World Report
November 28, 2017

The first Las Vegas police officers to wear body cameras were less likely to use force or face complaints than others, and were slightly more likely to issue citations and make arrests, according to a study funded by the U.S Justice Department.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 28, 2017

Researchers said a yearlong study into the Metropolitan Police Department’s use of body-worn cameras showed a decrease in police misconduct, complaints and use of force.

Las Vegas Sun
November 28, 2017

A yearlong study of police body-worn cameras shows Metro Police officers were less likely to use force while wearing the recording devices.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 28, 2017

A study conducted by CNA, a nonprofit research firm, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan police department found that the implementation of body-worn cameras reduced the number of use of force incidents, found officers and community members more accountable and increased efficiency within the department.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 28, 2017

The results are in after a year-long study on body-worn cameras by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers.