Nevada National Guard, Department of Public Safety prepare to support ongoing interagency efforts

CARSON CITY, NV – January 14, 2021

In advance of the presidential inauguration on January 20th and subsequent federal warnings of potential activity at state capitols, Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered the Nevada National Guard to assemble a quick response unit within the State to support ongoing interagency law enforcement efforts, as necessary.

In additional to the Nevada National Guard, the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) is working in coordination with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to preserve the safety of all Nevadans. DPS is confident that it has an effective operational plan in place in case the demonstrations threaten property or persons.

The exact dates of the missions and more details are not set to be released due to operational security.

In addition to security planning efforts in-state, the Nevada National Guard announced earlier this week that Nevada will join more than 30 other states set to send Guardsmen to the nation's capital in the days prior to and during the January 20 presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.

In addition to security planning efforts in-state, the Nevada National Guard announced earlier this week that Nevada will join more than 30 other states set to send Guardsmen to the nation's capital in the days prior to and during the January 20 presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.

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Meghin Delaney
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