President’s Message

Positive Contact Reports

When I hired on the Department in 1998, we had a document called a “commendable.” This piece of paper with Department letterhead meant a lot to a lot of people. Read More »

Labor Pains

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. Read More »

Prepare for Your Interview

As your PPA representatives, we attend several hundred IAB interviews a year. Prior to all interviews, you should have a conversation with your representative about the case. At this pre-interview meeting, your rep should discuss with you some of the things that will occur during the interview. Read More »

Our 2016 Fallen Officer Memorial

I would like my article to focus on the officers whom we lost nationwide this past year. This list is far too long. It encompasses all 2016 line-of-duty deaths through December 8, and unfortunately, even more will probably have occurred by the time you read it. Read More »

Happy Holidays

With the holiday season fast approaching, I wanted to say thank you to all of the members of the LVPPA for your continued support of our organization. Since taking over as president in August, we have done several things to benefit our membership. Read More »

From Static to Dynamic

The attractive woman has an uneasy feeling about this evening. She has just had the police serve a temporary protective order (TPO) on her abusive husband, whom she believes now lives not too far away from her home. Read More »

May They Live Within You

Memorial Day has a long and rich history dating back to the mid-1800s. The United States government sanctioned Memorial Day as an official holiday in 1971, to be recognized on the last Monday of every May. Read More »

Trust in Us: Putting Faith in Your Association Leaders

The dispatcher’s voice crackles over the radio and places you and another marked unit on a “shots fired” call, and suddenly your heart starts beating at double the pace as you grab your microphone, acknowledge the call and flip a U-turn to head toward the call. Read More »

Glancing Back as We Move Forward

Happy new year to each and every one of you! I sincerely hope that you were surrounded by family, friends and good cheer during the holiday season. This year is certainly shaping up to be an exciting and fruitful one for the members of the LVPPA. Read More »