Vegas Beat Magazine

March/April 2021

If the President Fails, the Country Fails

In 2015, I, along with other Executive Board members, was in Washington, D.C., for the Top Cops award ceremony. It was the first time I had ever attended the ceremony, and did not know what to expect. The ceremony was really interesting. Several stories of heroic officers across the country doing what heroes do every day. Read More »

Pure Ignorance on Full Display

I feel like it’s my duty to inform the membership that my position as vice president of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association was threatened by an uninformed Captain Teel from CCDC. Apparently, the same person who was too busy critiquing my job performance for my members forgot to educate himself on labor laws (interfering with union business). Read More »

Pre-Planning Leads to Success

Thomas Edison once said, “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” You must put in the sweat equity no matter what it is that you do to achieve success. How does this quote apply to police work and pre-planning, you may ask? Pre-planning is the 99% in the genius of a successful call and positive outcome. Read More »

Onward and Upward

What are the trademarks of a true leader? A leader is someone who inspires us to strive for greatness or someone who leads by example. I have witnessed many people promote within the LVMPD, and some have moved up the ranks to become outstanding supervisors. Read More »

Are You Ready?

How many times in your career have you been asked if you were ready for something? Whether it was having all your equipment, being caught up in your yearly training or being prepared in case you are injured or the inevitable happens. No one likes to think about no longer being here, but it is a sad reality that we all must face.  Read More »

Free College Benefit and Washington National

The PPA is proud to announce its partnership with Washington National. Washington National is an insurance company that offers life and supplemental insurance products to include cancer, stroke, accident and critical illness that has a unique return-of-premium feature. Last month, I met with Alex Hunt and Chelsea Austin from Washington National. Read More »

We Need Your Help

Every two years, Nevada legislators make their way to Carson City to pass and amend laws of the state of Nevada. As I am sure you are all aware, this year’s session could have a big impact on law enforcement. The LVPPA will do all in our power to help make sure that your rights and pensions are safe, but we will also need your help. Read More »