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Prosecutor Lindquist discusses crime reduction initiatives at forum
crime reductionIn February, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and Deputy Prosecutor Erika Nohavec gave a presentation about public safety and the Prosecutor’s Office during the weekly Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Forum at Cottesmore. Lindquist shared some of his office’s successful prosecutions, how his staff is strengthening communication with the community, and his involvement in new initiatives to reduce crime. Nohavec discussed the focus of the office’s recently-formed Elder Abuse Unit, including prosecution and prevention. She noted her availability to speak with groups about elder fraud and abuse.
“Our Elder Abuse Unit is modeled on the success of our Gang Unit,” Prosecutor Lindquist said. “Specialization, collaboration and vigorous prosecution.”
Lindquist and Novahec encouraged comments and questions from the audience at the conclusion of their presentation. Audience members praised the nonpartisan and professional tone of the office under Lindquist’s leadership. Lindquist answered questions about the “Fair Share Act,” a bill that aims to stop the dumping of dangerous sex offenders from the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island into Pierce County. He promised to be vigilant in protecting Pierce County from receiving a disproportionate share of offenders, and encouraged the audience to contact their legislators to support the Fair Share bill.