Official Statement about Letter to Library Board

Sheriff Coverley’s Official Statement in Regards to Letter Submitted to Library Board
Posted on 07/28/2020
Sheriff Coverley’s Official Statement in Regards to Letter Submitted to Library Board

Minden, NV- In response to a proposed Douglas County Library Agenda Item dated for July 28, 2020, Sheriff Coverley issued the following letter as public comment to the Douglas County Library:

It is our understanding that the library board meeting has been cancelled.  At this time, we are having active conversations with the Library Director to try and understand the intent of their proposed diversity statement.

Sheriff Coverley would also like to take this opportunity to clarify that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will continue to respond to all 911 calls, including those at the Library. “My response to the Library’s proposed agenda item was to provide public comment about their proposed diversity statement and to further provide open commentary about how this could affect our local law enforcement profession.”

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office stands by their value statement and they will, “Continue to fairly and impartially apply laws and ordinances without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or station in life. We shall honor the public trust issued and shall hold ourselves to the highest standards of professional police conduct and treat all individuals with tolerance, compassion, and dignity. We shall provide quality, empathetic, responsive, and professional service to the citizens and visitors of our community. We have a responsibility to provide service, leadership, guidance, and protection to our citizens, who in a partnership with us, strive to make our community a safer and more pleasant place to live.”