Vegas Beat Magazine


Vegas Strong

October 1, 2017, is a date that none of us will ever forget, and the Department’s response was a defining moment witnessed worldwide. Read More »

Honoring a Fallen Hero: Officer Charleston Hartfield (EOW: October 1, 2017)

When the shooting broke out at the Route 91 Festival, off-duty LVMPD Officer Charleston Hartfield, who was attending the event with his wife, Veronica, did not hesitate. His military and police experience kicked in, and he immediately took action —assessing the area, trying to locate the shooter and escorting people to safety. While he saved many lives that night, he lost his... Read More »

Getting to the Point!

Officers today are faced with more challenges than ever in terms of violence against officers, conflict with authority and public scrutiny. One of the most frequent areas of scrutiny has come in the form of officer-involved shootings and lethal force. This article will touch on that, as our focus will be your encounter against a subject with an edged weapon. This article will provide... Read More »

Gold Medal for Vegas at World Police and Fire Games

From August 8 to 13, members of the LVPPA — including Sergeant Trey Gethoefer and Officers Josh Garber, Tony Kvam, Joel Blasko, Chris Tate and Dhabi Lewis — competed in the ice hockey division at the 2017 World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles. Read More »

The Cavalry Has Arrived!

We are coming up on about six months of having our LVPPA Recreational Vehicle/Mobile Command Center (PPA 1), and the reviews have been great! Read More »

On the Legislative Lookout

As of print time for this edition of Vegas Beat, the LVPPA staff has completed our briefing tour of all substations to bring everyone up to speed on current and ongoing issues that we are dealing with. Read More »

Honoring the Fallen

National Ceremonies Every week in which May 15 falls, the law enforcement community gathers in Washington, D.C., to honor our brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting […] Read More »

That’s a Wrap

The 79th session of the Nevada Legislature has come to end, and it sure was loaded with ups and downs from the beginning to the final days! Read More »