The Las Vegas Metro Police Department's School Violence Initiative is receiving some national recognition.
The department was selected as one of six finalists in the running for the Center for the Problem Oriented Policing Herman Goldstein Award.
This award was named after the man who developed the theory of problem-oriented policing.
The School Violence Initiative was implemented in 2008 after the shooting death of a Palo Verde High School student.
The program now shares information between agencies and targets problem areas.
There has been a 68 percent decline in handguns recovered on and around school campuses since the program started.
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