Elko County Sheriff Weighs In On Hospital Security

Union members at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital recently asked hospital management to improve hospital safety. There is a program in place, but the union thinks it could be much better.

Elko County Sheriff Dale Lotspeich set the cat amongst the pigeons by writing a letter supporting the union position. Although there are low crime levels at the hospital, there is always the potential for violence because many patents come in for alcohol or drug-related problems, or are under the influence.

The sheriff recommended a uniform security program because the presence of a uniform often deters problems starting.

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