The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is holding its second all-female boot camp in an effort to attract more females to the force.
Over the past few years, LVMPD has been working hard to get more women involved in leadership roles in the department.
The agency is looking for even more women to join LVMPD in order to fairly represent the community it serves.
“Sometimes the verbal communication skills or different life experiences that women bring to the table can help put a situation at ease or help make a victim feel like they can open up,” said Capt. Sasha Larkin, commander of the Northwest Area Command.
Women in the community are invited to attend a “boot camp” this Saturday to get a taste of what it takes to protect and serve.
Attendees will practice agility drills, hear from speakers, and learn more about applying to LVMPD.
“If you’re working at a restaurant or if you’re a stay at home mom, it doesn’t matter! You can do this. You just have to set your mind to it,” Larkin said.
The boot camp will be held at LVMPD headquarters at 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. The event runs from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 16. Registration is not required. Women should come dressed in athletic attire.