HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Officials have approved using the Henderson municipal jail to house some misdemeanor offenders arrested during weekends on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Henderson City Council on Tuesday approved a summer-season contract with Clark County under what officials call the "Safe Strip Initiative."
Henderson gets about $102 per day for the first two days each detainee is held, and about $112 per day after the third day.
Deputy Las Vegas Police Chief Todd Fasulo told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the lower rate stems from the short 24-to-48 hour stay for detainees arrested Friday and Saturday nights.
Fasulo says the cross-jurisdictional program sends up to 50 detainees per weekend to the 540-bed Henderson Detention Center.
Meanwhile, the Clark County jail in downtown Las Vegas is undergoing a four-year, $88 million renovation.