LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Las Vegas is eliminating 83 jobs from its police department.

City officials announced Wednesday that the cash-strapped City Council could lay off more than 250 employees as its tries to close a $30.3 million budget gap.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that the city expects to save $9.2 million by eliminating dozens of police department employees, including 17 police officers, three police supervisors, 21 detention officers and two detention supervisors.

Some of the positions being eliminated are vacant.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun,


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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