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New LVMPD Spring Valley Area Command opening Monday

Capt. Brian Greenway gave 13 Action News a tour
Posted at 7:03 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 15:20:33-04
Too few cops and too much crime, it's a problem Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department hopes they can begin to chip away at on the west side of the valley.  
13 Action News got a look at Spring Valley Area Command on Eldora Avenue, near Sahara Avenue and Durango Drive.
"I have ownership in this area, I'm a resident of this area, so I care," said Capt. Brian Greenway. 
Greenway will be in charge of approximately 101 officers.  They will be patrolling the area from Flamingo Road to Charleston Boulevard and Interstate 15 all the way west.  All of the officers volunteered to join the new post from nearby commands.
"I don't know who is more excited, them or me," he said.
The facility opens its doors on Monday.
Up until now, this area of the west side only had one command -- Enterprise, which covered the entire southwest Las Vegas valley, all the way down to Mountain's Edge. Greenway said approximately 170 officers were responding to calls in a 103-square-mile area. 
This new command post is expected to decrease police response time. 
"We want to get to excellence," Greenway said.
Officers hope to be able to form closer relationships with residents and business owners.
The public is invited to attend First Tuesday on Sept. 6.