Reno Police teach hotel/motel owners how to curb illegal activity

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RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) -- The Reno Police Department's Motel Improvement Team hosted a training class for hotel and motel owners Thursday.

This class was the first of its kind because it was designed specifically for hotel and motel owners.

The goal of the training was to educate owners, managers and their staff on how to deter illegal activity.

One of the suggestions for deterring criminals was to add surveillance cameras to the front desk area.

Other recommendations included watching tenants go up to their rooms after they get their keys. This is in an effort to make sure that tenants aren't passing keys off to someone they shouldn't.

Reno code enforcement officer Alex Woodley also attended the class to teach owners how to keep their properties safe and clean for tenants.

He gave a lesson on the current Reno City codes, including examples of how properties have failed in the past.

Reno Police Officer J.J. Phoenix said they will continue hosting these training classes in the future. The goal is to hold them once every quarter.

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