Vegas Beat Magazine

November/December 2022

Lessons From One of Hollywood’s Good Guys

This magazine will be our last edition for 2022. I am sure all our readers will agree that it seems like 2022 has flown by. As we enter the holiday season, a time for family, friends, thankfulness and appreciation for all the gifts in our lives, I wanted to post an acceptance speech from Chris Pratt after winning an award for his role in a movie. The speech was from 2018 at the... Read More »

How Nice Is Too Nice?

Some of the trends we see throughout our careers are the complaints that officers are too nice or not nice enough. Firm, fair and consistent don’t always work in law enforcement, and, as you probably already know, every person we deal with is going to respond differently to every officer. Read More »

Forgotten Needs

From our time as a child, we have been taught by our parents about wants and needs. Now we can see as adults, parents and police officers in hindsight that we blur the lines of wants and needs all too often. A need is something thought to be a necessity or essential item required for life. Examples include food, water and shelter (to my children, they would say Wi-Fi, a cell phone... Read More »

We Are in Good Hands

I had the opportunity to sit and talk to a few of LVPPA’s lifetime members, and it is very refreshing to take a glimpse into what the future truly holds. The smiles and joy of being able to converse with each other were so genuine that it made you appreciate the job, and it helped you put into perspective what was to come.  Read More »

History Matters

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) was formally established on July 1, 1973. Before the LVMPD, Las Vegas was policed by the City of Las Vegas Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Every City of Las Vegas cop and Sheriff’s deputy who showed up for briefing on day one of “Metro” is a plank owner of what is now an agency employing almost... Read More »

The Value of Your Leave

Over the last couple of months, we have received calls from supervisors asking us what the union does to teach new officers about saving time. The supervisors go on to complain about how these officers use every hour of sick and vacation time they have and that it frustrates them. Read More »

Legislative Priorities

In a few months, I will start traveling to and from Carson City for the 2023 Legislative Session, where I will lobby on your behalf for proposed bills that could have negative and positive effects on the law enforcement profession in Nevada. Our priorities, as usual, are ensuring that our pensions are safe, ensuring that we can collectively bargain and ensuring that our Peace Officer... Read More »

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