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County Commission Considering Ousting NLV Constable

Clark County Commissioners are considering ousting North Las Vegas’ elected constable.

According to officials, Constable Robert Eliason has served in office for two and a half years without receiving the necessary state certification for the job. Eliason was supposed to receive peace officer certification from the Nevada Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training by July 2016, but he never did.

If Clark County commissioners declare his office vacant, county management would run his office until the commissioners appoint a new constable to serve the remainder of his term.

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that abolishing his office would place responsibilities like serving court notices and performing evictions in the hands of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. If commissioners do take action on the constable’s office, it will be the second time they have done so in the past five years. In March 2013, Commissioners voted to abolish the Las Vegas Township constable’s office.