MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Sandoval to Chair Homeland Security Meeting


Mari St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
LAS VEGAS, NV - December 02, 2015

Governor Brian Sandoval today will be in Las Vegas honoring November’s Veteran of the Month and presiding over the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security. The Commission will welcome three new members to this meeting: Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison, a recent appointment of Governor Sandoval as well as Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson and Assemblyman Derek Armstrong, both of whom will serve as Legislative appointments on the Commission. Details of the meeting can be found below, please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

Nevada Commission on Homeland Security Meeting information
WHAT: Nevada Commission on Homeland Security Meeting
TIME: 1:30 pm today
LOCATION: Nevada Highway Patrol - S. Command
Las Vegas, NV 89118
NOTE: The meeting will be available in Carson City by video conference
Nevada Division of Emergency Management
Training Room Training Room A-105
2478 Fairview Drive 4615 W. Sunset Road
Carson City, NV 89701

The Nevada Commission on Homeland Security Meeting is open to the media and general public. A full agenda can be found using the link provided below. Agenda items of note for today’s meeting include: Agenda Link

Meeting Agenda Highlights
An update on the preparations for New Year’s Eve in Clark County, Nevada. Governor Brian Sandoval recently approved the requests for additional support from the Nevada National Guard. These requests were made from Sheriff Joe Lombardo on behalf of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 24 members of the Nevada National Guard; Clark County Emergency Manager on behalf of Clark County for 100 members of the Nevada National Guard; and Rosemary Vassiliadis on behalf of McCarran International Airport for an additional 44 members of the Nevada National Guard. These members will be utilized to support law enforcement efforts during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Additionally, the Governor has requested that the United States Department of Defense to allocate federal funding to reimburse the State of Nevada for costs associated with these and other potential National Guard mobilizations.
An overview of Governor Sandoval’s Executive Order 2015-32 that re-established the Nevada Homeland Security Working Group as announced by the Governor in November.
A briefing on the current capabilities of the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center (SNCTC) and the Nevada Threat Analysis Center (NTAC). Governor Sandoval is preparing an executive order to create an NTAC Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from law enforcement agencies from across Nevada which will communicate best practices and will help strengthen internal processes collaboration between intrastate agencies and departments.

Governor’s Commission on Homeland Security

In 2003 the Nevada Legislature created the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security as a response to the terror attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. As described in Chapter 239C of the Nevada Revised Statues (NRS 239C), the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security is tasked with several responsibilities directed toward making recommendations to the Governor, the Legislature, local governments, private business, and citizens about actions and measures that may be taken to protect the citizens and visitors to this State from potential acts of terrorism and related emergencies.

Governor Sandoval's Requests for Nevada National Guard Support

11/30/2015 - Additional Nevada National Guard Support New Year's Eve
11/23/2015 - Nevada National Guard Support Funding
11/20/2015 - Additional Nevada National Guard Support New Year's Eve


Office of the Governor
 . 101 North Carson Street . Carson City, NV 89701 . (775) 684-5670 
Grant Sawyer State Office Building . 555 East Washington, Suite 5100 . Las Vegas, NV 89101 . (702) 486-2500