This month Senator Cortez-MAsto visited our office. She met the Executive Director, Alex Stettinski, members of the board, several ambassadors, and toured the downtown area. She offered her support and expressed her gratitude for programs like this that are pioneering solutions.
Advantage CPR trained all of our ambassadors in first aid and CPR, which resulted in our ambassador supervisor, Cailen Gersch saving a life the exact same day the training was given. We have also increased our training with the RPD Downtown Enforcement Team to a monthly schedule and our social outreach team began weekly ride alongs with RPD’s community liaison.
Ambassadors will be extending hours and their new schedule is from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. This will offer more support for the upcoming events and accommodate the longer summer days. In addition, ambassador zones will be adjusted to give more coverage.
Awards and recognition
Ambassador of the Month is Donald Griffin for his work ethic and consistency. Caught Doing Something Right is Cailen Gersch for effectively utilizing her CPR training to save a life downtown.
An ambassador witnessed a man being chased out of a liquor store next to McDonald’s. After interviewing the employees of the liquor store, the Ambassador learned that the man stole. The ambassador called the Reno Police Department and followed him to Walgreens. The man was arrested.
While conducting a check at Amtrak, an ambassador was successful in holding a departing train in order for an elderly man was able to buy a ticket and board the train to Chicago. He was going to Chicago to see his Grandchildren for the first time.
During a patrol, one of the ambassadors engaged a man who complained that his legs were numb and his head was “pounding.” The ambassador called for medical assistance and the male was transported to Saint Mary’s for treatment.
2019-6 June DRP StreetPlus Report