Vegas Beat Magazine


Prioritizing Health and Fitness for Law Enforcement Officers

At some point in your career as a law enforcement officer, you will find yourself unhappy with your weight, your body, your health and possibly your fitness level. During my health and fitness journey, I learned a great deal about what works for my body and what does not by trial and error. Read More »

Three Myths and a Truth: Police Use of Force in America

Being a police officer in 2018 is certainly challenging, and one of the most challenging aspects of modern policing is using force appropriately against uncooperative suspects. The challenge is not that officers are using excessive force; it is that officers are being accused of excessive force, and that de-escalation is largely misunderstood. Read More »

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

Every year, during the 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 and serving their communities. Read More »

Ice Cream Party

On May 7, LVPPA joined County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick and educators to host a special ice cream party for the students at Helen Herr Elementary School. The PPA helped serve approximately 700 ice cream sundaes to students, who were celebrating the power of reading. Read More »

The Vegas Golden Knights’ Impact on Our Community

As you know, sadly, our Vegas Golden Knights lost to the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final. I usually write about what we have done in the political arena, but I wanted to switch gears and talk about how much the Knights have done for the people of our city. Read More »