Sheriff's Office and Library Joint Statement

Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Library Joint Statement
Posted on 07/28/2020
Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Library Joint Statement

Minden, NV- On July 28, 2020 the Douglas County Library Director Amy Dodson and Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley met to discuss the Douglas County Public Library’s proposed statement of diversity. The library board was scheduled to discuss the statement at a public meeting scheduled for July 28, 2020. Sheriff Coverley submitted a written letter for public comment in opposition of the statement.

“Sheriff Coverley and I had a very candid conversation about the statement and we both expressed our opinions regarding the intent of our exchanged correspondence,” said Dodson.  “We agreed that we both support the people of Douglas County and this may have been an unfortunate circumstance of misunderstanding. The library respects and supports the work of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and appreciates everything they do to keep our community safe.”

The proposed diversity statement verbiage can be found here.  http://douglascountynv.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=3085&Inline=True

“I am passionate about and proud of the work the Sheriff’s Office does for all members of this community,” said Sheriff Coverley. “This has been a difficult time to be a law enforcement professional and can be disheartening when we perceive that our office may be under attack.  My response was rooted in my belief that these issues need to be openly discussed in a way that values diversity and law enforcement.”  

The Douglas County Library has actively cancelled the board meeting where the item was up for discussion, and it will be rescheduled.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.

For more information on the Douglas County Library visit: https://library.douglascountynv.gov/

For more information on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office visit: https://sheriff.douglascountynv.gov/

 

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