Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know

If you are injured on the job or are diagnosed with an occupational illness, it is your responsibility to file a timely workers compensation claim. You should understand that, if you fail to appropriately file a workers compensation claim, or if you miss any of the statutory timeline requirements related to filing, receiving care or...

De-Escalation: Is There a Cost?

David Roger General Counsel Employee morale is an important factor in the success of any business. When worker satisfaction is low, productivity levels fall. Police are no different than any other citizens who work for a living. The question is whether there is a correlation between police morale and rising crime rates. Ferguson, Missouri,...

Committed or Involved?

Myron Hamm Secretary/Director of Corrections I have spent a great portion of my life (10 years Air Force/17 years LVMPD) in the service of my community and my country. As public servants, we are not doing this to get rich; we are not professional athletes or even owners of giant corporations. But the men and women who choose to serve in one...

The Importance of Morale

Scott Nicholas Vice President The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, its usually lousy! Dwight D. Eisenhower Emotional survival for law enforcement these days goes far beyond the paycheck, time off or other benefits in your CBA. The ability to survive emotionally in a...

Labor Pains

Steven Grammas President To be clear, I am not talking about the process of bringing a new life into this world. This article is going to focus on the issues that we are experiencing related to our current Labor Relations Department. I would like to start by saying that I do like the folks who work in that office. If you ever have the chance...

LVMPD Demonstrate Events of Officer-Involved Shootings

These types of scenarios help civilians understand what goes on before, during and after an officer-involved shooting -- and why that split-second decision and its aftermath are so difficult. The shooting I witnessed today was staged, no one was really hurt. But it was all made to seem as real as possible. We heard from three officers...

Paris Gunman Who Killed Police Officer Known to Security Forces

A police officer has been killed in Paris, which is already in a heightened state of alert, three days before French general elections. A man who killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees Thursday night was known to French security services and had shot and wounded an officer in the past, a source close to the investigation told...

Police History: How Trooper Charlie Hanger Caught the Oklahoma City Bomber

Thousands who have been left behind with gaping holes in their hearts from the events of April 19, 1995 may take some consolation in knowing that one cop made an incredible impact with one stop In the years since the deadly blast that killed 168 and injured 680 at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, we in law enforcement have...

Assembly Passes Bill to Shield Nevada Police Addresses

Current and retired cops might soon be able to leave their personal addresses off their Nevada drivers licenses. Assembly Bill 252 would allow police officers to have their drivers license show the address of the agency where they work, rather than their home. That shielding would also extend to retired officers. California, Arizona,...

Police Body Cameras Bill Closer to Becoming Law in Nevada

Las Vegas police Sgt. Peter Ferranti is photographed wearing a body camera during a media presentation at the Mojave Training Center in Las Vegas Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas ...Las Vegas police Sgt. Peter Ferranti wears a body camera during a media presentation at the Mojave Training Center in Las Vegas. (Erik Verduzco/Las...