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Fewer calls reported in Reno’s parks
by Tribune Staff
Nov 02, 2011 | 539 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Police here reported Wednesday that since the adoption of the Notice of Exclusion in June, the department is continuing to see fewer calls for service in Reno parks.

The Notice of Exclusion (Reno Municipal Code 8.23.070) is a way to keep people who continually commit crimes from returning to city parks. When an individual commits a crime in a city of Reno park, they are either cited or arrested. Along with a citation or an arrest, an officer can give a Notice of Exclusion, which can result in a warning, 90-day exclusion, 120-day exclusion or 180-day exclusion.

Between June 1 and Oct. 1, the Reno Police Department has given 25 notices and has made 87 contacts. In addition, calls for service in five major downtown parks (Broadhead, West Street Plaza, Wingfield, Barbara Bennett and Bicentennial) have decreased by 19.6 percent compared to the same time last year.

In September 2010, Reno police officers from the Downtown Enforcement Team (DET) collaborated with various city departments and the American Civil Liberties Union to revise an old municipal code and create the Notice of Exclusion. The Reno City Council adopted the notice this spring.

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