LVPPA Podcast

President Steve Grammas and Director Daniel Coyne from the Las Vegas Police Protective Association will be discussing police issues locally and nationally along with some humor.

Episode 18: Undersheriff Andy Walsh

In this episode of the LVPPA (Las Vegas Police Protective Association) podcast, host Steve Grammas is joined by special guest LVMPD (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) Under Sheriff Andy Walsh. The episode revolves around insightful discussions on various topics including the new administration within the LVMPD, the transitional phase under new leadership, training enhancements, and the future direction of the police department.

Under Sheriff Andy Walsh shares his perspective on how the LVMPD is adapting to the changes brought about by the new administration. He highlights the importance of effective leadership in navigating these adjustments and ensuring the department's continued success in serving the community.

One of the key areas of focus during the episode is training. Under Sheriff Walsh and Steve Grammas delve into the significance of providing comprehensive and up-to-date training to LVMPD officers. They discuss how investing in training not only enhances officer performance but also contributes to building public trust and safety.

A highlight of the episode is Under Sheriff Walsh's insights into the rising stars within the LVMPD ranks. He identifies individuals who are making significant contributions and displaying strong potential for future leadership roles. This provides listeners with a glimpse into the promising talent that is emerging within the police department.

Throughout the conversation, Under Sheriff Walsh and Steve Grammas touch upon the evolving landscape of law enforcement and the strategies that the LVMPD is considering to stay ahead of challenges. They discuss the importance of community engagement, proactive policing, and embracing technological advancements to enhance the overall effectiveness of the department.

The episode wraps up with a forward-looking discussion about the future of the LVMPD. Under Sheriff Walsh shares his vision for the department, emphasizing the commitment to serving the community while continuously striving for excellence.

Overall, the podcast episode offers a comprehensive overview of the LVMPD's current state, the impact of new leadership, the importance of training, and insights into the upcoming leaders within the organization. It provides listeners with valuable perspectives on the law enforcement landscape in Las Vegas and the measures being taken to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.


Length: 1:08:27

Episode 17: John Abel

In Episode 17 of the LVPPA (Las Vegas Police Protective Association) Podcast, the hosts had a special guest, John Abel, who serves as the Governmental Affairs Director. John provided a unique and behind-the-scenes look into the 2023 legislation session that took place in Carson City that year. He shed light on the various bills that were passed during the session and their direct impact on police officers.

To gain firsthand insights into the legislative process and advocate for the interests of police officers, John moved to Carson City for a period of six months. He shares his experiences and challenges during this time, giving listeners a glimpse into the world of lobbying and policy-making.

President Steve Grammas discusses  the controversial Jason Aldean song. The song in question appears to have sparked significant public outcry, and Steve Grammas addressed the reasons behind the uproar and provided the perspective of the LVPPA on the matter.

Overall, Episode 17 seems to have provided valuable information on the legislation session's outcomes and the efforts made by the LVPPA to advocate for the interests of police officers. It also covered some intriguing controversies within the community, making it an engaging and informative podcast installment.

Length: 36:06

Episode 16: Bryan Peterson and Scott Nicholas

Director of SWAT/K9 Bryan Peterson stops by the studio to discuss his background and multitude of issues with PPA President Steve Grammas and PPA Vice President Scott Nicholas.

Length: 1:29:35

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