Spring Valley, NV

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Spring Valley is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, located within two miles of the Las Vegas Strip. The population is about 200,000, and the town was formed in May 1981.  At least one police operation focused on arresting sex buyers.  In January, 2021, a multi-agency patrol of the Spring Valley area netted more than 100 stops, as well as guns and drugs.  Officers from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Spring Valley Area Command, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County School District Police and Nevada Division of Parole and Probation patrolled the area in an operation to combat violent crime.  Operation Shield resulted in seven felony and 13 misdemeanor arrests. Nine of those 20 arrests involved sex trafficking happening near Tropicana Avenue between Interstate 15 and South Decatur Boulevard.  In a press release from the LVMPD Spring Valley Area Command,  the department said that they had made nine arrests for soliciting/engaging in prostitution in just one shift, including arrests of men for soliciting a prostitute on the Tropicana Corridor today. The operation responded to residents and businesses in the area who want help from the police.  Their message to sex buyers was: “Don’t want to end up in the back of a police car facing a criminal charge, a potential trial, and that awkward conversation with your employer/family about where you’ve been all day?  It’s very easily prevented… All you have to do is come to the Tropicana Corridor and then NOT engage in unlawful vice activity.”

Key Partners

  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Spring Valley Area Command
  • Clark County Sheriff’s Office
  • Clark County School District Police
  • Nevada Division of Parole and Probation
State Nevada
Type City
Population 207200
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