I-Team: Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo to run for second term

LAS VEGAS - Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo will run for a second term as the sheriff of Clark County.  Lombardo, a 30 year veteran of the police department, was first elected in 2014.

Lombardo, who says the reason for his second term run is unfinished business, spoke to the I-Team's George Knapp Tuesday afternoon.

From his first day on the job, Lombardo has heard people speculating that he may not run again because he doesn't like the glare of the job.  However, Lombardo says it's all baloney. 

Lombardo says he enjoys the work and has known for some time that he would seek a second term.

"How we combat crime, that's my main job as sheriff," Lombardo said.  We're going in the right direction. If you look at crime in totality compared to the year before, we're down 3 percent. This year's to date were down 3 percent. What we're not down on is violent crime.  My mission this year is how we address violent crime."

According to Lombardo, one positive development is that within the next few months, a new wave of officers, hired because of a sales tax increase, will finish training and hit the streets. Lombardo says he wants to focus them on neighborhood patrol duties. He also is working with unspecified partners to make sure police officers are not the primary point of contact for dealing with the homeless and mentally ill.

Lombardo says putting body cameras on police officers was another big difference made during his term.

 


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