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Reno Police and Community Assistance Center (CAC) working together to help the homeless camping along the Truckee River

Post Date:06/29/2015 1:08 PM

In a continued effort to assist the homeless community living in the downtown area, Community Action Officers with the Reno Police Department have been working closely with the homeless shelter known as the Community Assistance Center (CAC) to open an over flow shelter for those camping along the Truckee River.   Prior to any enforcement action, CAO Officers have been conducting an educational campaign to educate illegal campers and advise them of the opening of the homeless overflow shelter located at 790 Sutro Street.

Once Officers contact a homeless camp, they refer the person to the CAC where they can check in with the shelter to be put on a list for the overflow shelter which opens at 8 pm.  Once checked in the homeless person will be provided transportation to the shelter for the evening.  The shelter is available to both men and women and can accommodate up to 100 people.

The area affected by this municipal code is referred to as the “Truckee River Corridor”.  The corridor extends from Stephenson Street along the river east to Wells Avenue and covers any area within 350 feet of the river. 

After the educational campaign is completed, Officers may begin to issue misdemeanor citations for those who had been previously warned about illegal camping and continue to camp along the river.

The Reno Police Department continues to work with the City of Reno and the Reno City Council in making Reno a safe and clean community. 

For more information on this program and the efforts of the Reno Police Department to be integrated into our community like the department on Facebook or follow on Twitter. 

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