Let me begin by saying that I am humbled and honored to be your newest LVPPA Executive Board member. I’d like to thank Steve Grammas and the entire LVPPA Executive Board and Board of Directors for placing their faith in me to continue the mission of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, and I promise to work diligently every day to assist every member of this association in every way that I am needed.
Tyler Todd left big shoes to fill, but I know I will provide the members with the same high level of service as my predecessor. I have been a member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since January 2007. Before joining Metro, I served in the United States Air Force for 10 years, first as an F-16 avionics technician and then as an intelligence analyst. While stationed at Nellis AFB, I had the distinct privilege of serving in the base Honor Guard, where I rendered military honors at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.
During my time with Metro, I worked patrol at the old Southwest Area Command, which then became Enterprise Area Command. I worked on graveyard squads for seven years at these area commands. In 2014, I transferred to Northwest Area Command, where I worked swing shift and day shift as both a regular patrol officer and as a field training officer until I was selected as an Executive LVPPA Board member in June of 2018. While in patrol, I served as a Critical Incident Review Team peer officer for five years and I was a PPA at-large representative for four years. I was also a member of the MACTAC cadre. During my time with Metro, I achieved my master’s degree in criminal justice and I am currently an adjunct professor at the College of Southern Nevada. My email is Jabel@lvppa.com and I am always available to any member who has a question or issue that they need help with. I look forward to serving all of you over the next several years.