NLV Police Supervisors Association donates hygiene items to The Harbor

Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 17:53:28-04

The North Las Vegas Police Supervisors Association (NLVPSA) has donated over 2,000 "necessity" hygiene items to The Harbor in North Las Vegas.

The PSA provided over 500 drawstring backpacks, over 500 toothbrushes, 500 tubes of toothpaste and over 500 packages of deodorant which will be passed out today. These draw string backpacks contain hygiene items, flyers for services, a few candy treats and information regarding resources.

“The NLVPSA is dedicated to assisting the community in any way we can,” said Lieutenant Christopher Cannon, President of the NLVPSA.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many NLVPD supervisors believed they could assist some families by providing hygiene necessities.

These donations were made with hopes of taking away stress from families who have to make a choice between hygiene and a gift for the upcoming holidays.

The Harbor provides assessment and diversion services to youth at no charge to families as an alternative meant to prevent juveniles from entering the criminal justice system. The assessment also helps families cope with behavioral issues or delinquency in an effort to intervene before problems potentially escalate into more serious trouble.

Clark County recently opened a Harbor location in North Las Vegas, strengthening a valuable partnership the NLVPD has with our community by providing crucial services for juveniles in need of intervention, instead of booking them into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.