Local businesses concerned about future of constable's office
Local businesses that use the Las Vegas Constable's service are expressing concerns about a proposed county ordinance to get rid of the office. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Local businesses that use the Las Vegas constable's service are expressing concerns about a proposed county ordinance to get rid of the office.
The commission will move forward with the ordinance at next month's meeting.
"It's no longer working in the way that we believe it should and therefore need to abolish it," commissioner Chris Giunchigliani said on Wednesday.
But not everyone agrees with the commissioner's position, some local businesses said getting rid of the office will have a trickle down effect.
"Do we need a constable's office? I think we do," landlord and local realtor Diana Poole said. She's worked closely with the constable's office to evict unruly tenants.
"I think one of the reasons people want to be landlords here in Las Vegas is because when you need to evict a tenant you get it done," Poole said. "It's very streamlined here."
But she's worried that process may get interrupted. Commissioner Giunchigliani has suggested Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's civil division absorb the constable's office. The Sheriff's department said it's still being looked into and it hasn't made a decision.
It was 18 years ago the commission last abolished the constable's office. Duties went to Las Vegas police, but the office was brought back two years later.
"We just want to make sure that there is somebody there that is going to continue to help us," Edward Kania, Southern Nevada Evictions, said.