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Reducing Violence in Las Vegas Communities through Police-Researcher Partnerships


Stacey Clouse, a first-year student in UNLV's Criminology and Criminal Justice Doctoral program (bottom right), is evaluating and helping to direct the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s PIVOT program. PIVOT, which stands for Place-based Investigations of Violent Offender Territories, seeks to identify and disrupt criminal infrastructures in persistently violent locations. Ms. Clouse is currently working in the Department’s Northeast Area Command with Captain Nicole Splinter and her team of investigators to dismantle criminal networks of people and places that victimize our Las Vegas communities. She provides academic guidance and documents PIVOT investigative strategies to assess the team’s implementation and effectiveness.