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Nevada Police Capt, Casey Crain shares views about real-world police work

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Officer Name: Casey Crain

Title: Captain -- Assistant Chief of Police

Department: Nevada Police Department

What inspired you to become a police officer?

The desire to help people and make a positive difference in the community in which I grew up. I'm proud to serve as a police officer in my hometown.

What is most challenging about your job and why?

Making the most of limited resources to provide the best quality policing services to our community.

What is a memorable moment for you in your position and why?

As a patrolman working my first serious vehicle crash, it reinforced in me the importance of seat belt use and how fragile life can be.

What is something about your work most people may not know?

Police work in the real world is vastly different to how it is portrayed on television and movies. Much of what small town police do is routine but we must be able to respond quickly to any emergency situation that comes up.

More about Capt. Casey Crain

Age: 32

Experience: 11 years with Nevada PD

Hometown: Nevada, Mo

Education: Graduate of Nevada High School and currently working on bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

Family: Wife Delpha and two sons, Logan and Devin

Hobbies: Home improvement projects and watching NFL football.