Sheriff’s office hosts family-only pistol license event

An anonymous angry caller complained that the Clark County Sheriff’s Office put on a special event for its employees and their families to apply for concealed pistol license. Are they getting special treatment? Do they get to cut in line? What is this costing the tax payers?

It is in fact true – the sheriff’s office did hold an event for its employees and their immediate family to come in after hours on Monday, between 5 and 8:45 p.m.

Jim Hansen, risk manager for the sheriff’s office, said that the event is held to better accommodate deputies’ schedules and to provide added safety for them and their families.

Processing concealed pistol licenses happens in the public lobby, Hansen said, where deputies could potentially have to interact with someone they arrested days prior. Deputies paid all the same fees and will not be processed any faster, Hansen said.

With three full time employees and three part-time cadets working, the after-hours event did accrue some overtime, Hansen said, though he didn’t have the exact figure.

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