President’s Message

Halfway Through 2019!

We are halfway through 2019, and the year has been very busy so far for the LVPPA. During the first six months of this year, we had LVMPD contract negotiations, City of Las Vegas contract negotiations, NAPO Top Cops Awards, several officer-involved shootings, the legislative session and multiple events for our members. Read More »

You Have the Right to Remain Silent

The LVPPA has seen an uptick in criminal interviews being done by LVMPD from both the Intel and the Criminal Internal Affairs sections. These two units typically handle the investigations and allegations that LVMPD officers have been involved in criminal conduct. Read More »

What Do You Think of Your Supervision?

The purpose of this article is two-pronged. First, as you read it, I ask that you consider the questions I’m asking and come to a conclusion. Second, please send me your responses. They will in no way be shared with anyone, other than to create a general picture of our members’ feeling about the supervision at LVMPD. Read More »

What Do I Do About a Contact Report?

I hope that this first article of 2019 finds all of our members and their families happy, healthy and ready to tackle the new year. I wanted to start the new year off with an article related to the infamous Contact Report (cue the music… dun dun duuuuuun!). Read More »

Being Thankful

This issue marks the last LVPPA Vegas Beat of the year. This magazine will reach our members in November and carry us through December and into 2019. I hope when you all read this that it finds you gathered around your friends and family either eating some turkey or opening up presents. Read More »

Looking Ahead

We find ourselves rolling into another year together as we prepare for 2018–2019. The LVPPA continues to be committed to our membership 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our Association has had an extremely positive year in terms of membership growth. Read More »

Don’t Hesitate to Ask for Help

As law enforcement officers, it is hard to ask for help. Usually someone else is asking for us to come and help them. Officers often become guidance counselors, therapists, fighters, consolers or even healers. Read More »

The Endorsement for Sheriff

At the time of this writing, two candidates are running for Clark County Sheriff: Joe Lombardo and Tim Bedwell. Again, understand that this article was written around the middle of February and no other candidates were listed. Read More »

Campaign Promises

First, I hope the new year finds you happy and healthy. I also want to personally thank my Executive Board, Scott Nicholas, Bryan Yant, Mike Ramirez, Tyler Todd, Kirk Hooten and Myron Hamm, for their amazing work over the last year and a half. Read More »

We Are Vegas Strong

As we continue to deal with the fallout and move forward together as a community, we also reflect on our lives, our choices and the things that are most important to us — friends, family and knowing that what we do professionally matters. Read More »