When the Las Vegas Police Department gets a call for service, it handles the matter based on individual circumstances, Police Chief Gary Gold said. But when officers believe a crime has occurred, they should take down a report, he said.
Gold said the Police Department is moving away from writing full-fledged informational reports, which have been traditionally done for things such as reports of suspicious people walking in a neighborhood. In such cases, the information is now taken down when dispatchers log calls that come into the Police Department.
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