Police Rebuild Trust in Las Vegas Westside, One Event at a Time

Before the embers had cooled from the riots and fire that roiled Las Vegas Historic Westside 25 years ago after the Rodney King verdicts, the Metropolitan Police Department was forced to confront its failure to build relationships with residents of the citys predominantly black community. Flash forward 25 years, and the difference in the...

Sergeant Tony Ginzo Tribute Song to Fallen Officers in 2016 and 2017

Police Memorial 2017 This was probably one of the more difficult videos we have ever done. Not for technical reasons, but for the emotions it brought out in all of us. Thanks to the musical talents of Sergeant Tony Ginzo we are able to pay tribute to all our brothers and sisters who have lost their lives in the line of duty in 2016 and 2017....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...