Vegas Beat Magazine

March/April 2022

You Have My Back. Right, Sarge?

I want to take this month’s article to talk about the level of support from a first-line supervisor, and how I have witnessed a downward trend of outward support from sergeants when it matters the most. I am going to make up a fictional scenario, but potentially one that many of you may have experienced. Officer A goes on a call for service. Upon arrival, the officer is confronted... Read More »

Don’t Be a Richard! — The Dirty Dozen, Part 2

As many of you know, we typically don’t use names in our articles, even though most of you know who we are talking about due to the internal rumor mill. So for the sake of this article, I will refer to the main person as “Richard.” Many of you read and responded to my email regarding callback pay and asked why some officers are not seeing the overtime worked at CCDC being... Read More »

Convention Center and the Strip

Policing and keeping safe the Las Vegas Strip clearly come with many unique challenges. The Strip is known as one of the world’s adult playgrounds, and now with the success of major sporting events, it is morphing into the sports and entertainment capital of the world. Convention Center Area Command is staffed differently to fulfill this unique requirement of making tourists feel... Read More »

It Is Smart to Be Prepared

It is always a good idea to plan for the future or the inevitable. Over the past few months, I have seen a large number of officers retiring and moving on to other endeavors. The key to any move is preparation. How many of us can honestly say we are prepared for an emergency or a change in our current working status? When I began this job 22 years ago, I was fortunate to have a... Read More »

We Need to Have Each Other’s Backs

What does the phrase “thin blue line” mean to you? The origin of the phrase dates back to an 1854 battle during the Crimean War, in which a British infantry regiment, in red uniforms, stood its ground against a Russian cavalry charge. The British formation became known as the “thin red line.” This phrase was later repurposed by Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Parker, who referred... Read More »

Legislative Preview and Upcoming Election Season

2022 is set to be a busy year, with midterm elections and preparations for the 2023 legislative session. If the tea leaves are correct, conservatives are set to make some big moves due to the liberals’ anti-police policies and pandemic fatigue. As always, the LVPPA will be at the forefront of these issues fighting for officers and our rights. Read More »

Take an Alternate Route

New York Police Department Officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora were murdered while investigating a domestic violence incident at an apartment in Harlem. Officer Rivera was just 22 years old and had been a cop for less than a year and a half. Officer Mora was 27 years old and had been a cop for four years. On January 28, thousands of NYPD officers lined the streets of lower Manhattan... Read More »

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