Former squatter put in charge of City of Las Vegas Public Safety

    Tim Hacker. City of Las Vegas photo.

    Former North Las Vegas City Manager Tim Hacker is the newly named Chief of Public Safety Services for the City of Las Vegas, where he’ll oversee the departments of Public Safety, Municipal Court and Fire & Rescue.

    While city manager of North Las Vegas, Hacker came under fire for squatting in a home he claimed he intended to buy and even collected federal “cash for keys” money to move out of the property, which he didn’t own.

    Hacker most recently served as the City of Las Vegas Parks and Recreation director.

    Dana Gentry
    Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.


    1. Who in City of Las Vegas gave him this job?
      Which council members voted for him?
      I live in the County, but have City resident friends who would like to know. And I’d like County Comissioners to know some citizens care about resumes and disapprove of crony connections.


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