Vegas Beat Magazine

July/August 2020

The Key to Success

In the late 1990s, I was a rookie cop in Portland, Oregon, working for the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). I had graduated field training, and I was in my first assignment in a precinct, the North East Area Command (NEAC), on MLK Jr. Boulevard and Killingsworth Street. Read More »

A Young Man With a Bright Future

I always like to think of May and June as graduation season. This season, unfortunately, has not been as typical as the ones in the past. With the current state of emergency we are facing, everyone has had to alter the way business is conducted. Read More »

California Dreamin’

“All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey. I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day. I’d be safe and warm, if I was in L.A. California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.” So goes the lyrics of a song written by The Mamas and the Papas. Some at LVMPD think things are better in California, but not Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Read More »