Citizen’s Homeland Security Council (CHSC)
, developed after 9/11, is intended to give local citizens a basic education about terrorism, what it looks like, what we have here in Nevada, what to report, etc. The more that we educate and involve our community about terrorism, both domestic and foreign, the better prepared we will be. CHSC volunteers are trained to recognize the components of what would be considered a terrorist threat, as well as what to do should an attack occur.
The Rail Auxiliary Team (RAT Pack)
is a joint effort between the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the local railroad. It was created to provide a trained force familiar with rail operations and to act as additional eyes and ears along the rail lines within Washoe County. In providing additional observers along these lines, they are able to report suspicious activity such as trespassers, graffiti or objects on or around the rails as well as reporting any hazards that might interfere with safe railway operations.
If you are interested in CHSC or Rat Pack teams, attend a meeting and learn more (meeting info