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Chief of police addresses North Las Vegas community outrage over recent shootings

Posted at 10:53 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 01:55:22-05

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Numerous violence incidents have recently been reported in North Las Vegas, and that's why the community packed a town hall meeting on Wednesday demanding answers.

Thursday, the North Las Vegas police chief said the first thing people need to know is that none of the recent shootings were related.

"We know the first one was gang-related. The other issues were not. We have some domestic related issues, so we have a variety of concerns for our community that we want to work with them on," Pamela Ojeda, North Las Vegas police chief, said.

One of the concerns the department is addressing is parents and social media. A new program is being launched to teach them about how to use technology to look for warning signs.

"We just need grassroots back into some proper parenting and help parents recognize it's okay to get in your child's business," Ojeda said.

Thirteen new officers will be hitting the streets this month, and a new detective is also being added to the department.

The K9 units will be focusing on patrols with more officers in uniform to have a more visible presence in the community, according to NLVPD.

"Our priority like any member of the community is a safe community. We want our families to feel safe in our home. We want them to feel safe walking to school and playing outside in front of their house," Ojeda said.