Vegas Beat Magazine

July/August 2021

We’re Still Standing Despite a Brutal 2020

I hope this issue’s presidential message finds all of our members and their families safe, happy and healthy. So much has happened in the past year. We have dealt with riots, COVID-19, attacks on our profession from politicians and even the injury and loss of some of our own. During the riots of 2020, our officers were working more hours than they could count. Read More »

The Less You Say, the Better

As most of you already know, COVID-19 affected all of us at LVMPD in one way or another for the last 14 months and is still affecting many of us in different ways. Some businesses are still requiring masks, and many establishments are requiring you to carry a vaccination card to enter their buildings or to travel around our own country. Read More »

One Year Later

So, here we are, one year post a crazy year of the COVID lockdowns, the pandemic that followed and the in-custody death and protests following the death of George Floyd. The pause button was hit on life, and for many of us, we couldn’t hit the fast-forward button quick enough. Like everything in life, lessons are learned from our struggles, and the hard times pass. Read More »

Toxic Environment

With the growing movement to scrutinize and question every move that officers make today, it becomes a challenge to do this job effectively. What makes a great work environment? The first thing you need is a solid relationship with your co-workers. The second thing needed is a solid group of supervisors to lead and set an effective example. A couple of years ago, I was getting... Read More »


A year ago, we were in the middle of turmoil and upheaval in the law enforcement community. There was a push to defund and abolish law enforcement. Looking at it today, we have more violence happening on a daily basis. This past Memorial Day weekend, we had shootings at a night club and flight attendants attacked on planes. Read More »

Metro’s War on Overtime

If you haven’t heard about the Department’s new overtime policies, then you probably don’t have anything to worry about. But if you are someone who likes to spend your weekends keeping the community safe by working overtime, then you should be concerned. The Department has declared war on its hardest-working employees, slashing the number of shifts and hours that you can... Read More »

Are Contacts Discipline?

Whenever a police officer receives a contact, they are always told contact reports are not discipline. A few weeks ago, the LVPPA became aware that supervisors are getting blank contact reports sent to them by Internal Affairs with wording at the bottom of the contact referencing that the policy violation the contact is being written for is a mitigated first offense in the discipline... Read More »