Tuesday, March 15, 2011


On Sunday, March 20, 2011, the Injured Police Officers’ Fund will host a car show at Sunset Park(Sunset and Eastern). Show hours are 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Car awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend this FREE event in support of local law enforcement. Displayed vehicles will include a wide variety of cars and trucks including vintage, originals, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, street rods, competition vehicles, and custom vehicles. There will also be classic police cars on display, as well as vehicles from local law enforcement agencies.

The event will include a raffle, a 50/50 drawing, prize raffles, food, and other vendors.

Admission to the event is free. Money is raised through car entries and raffles. Entries are still being accepted for all classic vehicles. The top 60 vehicles will receive awards including: dignitary, Sheriff’s picks, crowd pleasers, club participation, and best of show.

Please join police agencies including: LVMPD, NHP, NLVPD, CCSDPD, UNLVPD, CLVPD, Boulder City PD, Mesquite PD, Henderson PD, and Clark County Park Police in their support of this event.

The mission of the Injured Police Officers’ Fund is to help reduce the financial burden suffered by Police Officers and their families in the event of a line-of-duty injury or death by providing monetary assistance to these officers and their families.

For more information & entry forms visit: http://www.helplasvegascops.com/

Monday, March 14, 2011

LVMPD Hosts Graffiti Clean-Up

The LVMPD Northeast Area Command invites the public to participate in a graffiti clean-up. Paint and cleaning supplies will be provided to volunteers who come to the event to help improve the community.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in the area of Lake Mead and Marion. Parking will be available at Miller Elementary School at 4851 E. Lake Mead.

Please come properly dressed (hat, gloves, old T-shirt) to work with paint. Water and refreshments will be provided.

Please join officers from Northeast Area Command and volunteer to beautify the community. No reservation required.

This item was a news release from the LVMPD.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

February First Tuesday: CSI

Crime fighting isn’t always about guns and handcuffs. In many cases, tweezers and microscopes are our most valuable weapons.

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, employees of the LVMPD Criminalistics Bureau will address the public as part of the First Tuesday program. Starting at 7 p.m., at each LVMPD area command, members of the Criminalistics Bureau will give a presentation on the real “CSI” and answer questions.

First Tuesday is an open house program that takes place on the First Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at LVMPD area commands. Anyone is welcome to attend. After discussing the assigned topic, citizens will be able to learn more about their neighborhood and meet their local police officers.

Area command locations can be found by going to http://www.lvmpd.com/

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Grandmother Scam is still around

If you get a call from a relative saying they're in jail and you to wire them money, the first thing to do is check to make sure it's really your relative.

Here's an email we received today:

Several weeks ago, News 3 ran a story about people calling up and pretending to be a grandchild who needed money right away and some grandparents sent the money before they realized it was a scam. Well, my ex-mother-in-law, just received a call just like that today. The caller asked her, "Grandma, guess who this is?" When my mother in law responded with my son's name, the person on the phone started crying and saying he had been arrested in Haiti (of all places) and needed her to wire some money ASAP so he could get out of jail. She got really upset and handed the phone to her daughter who figured out that it was not my son. Anyway, I know you just ran the story a month or so ago but in light of the fact that someone here in Vegas got one of those calls, I think it might be a good idea to run the story again if possible. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that this scam is still alive and well and targeting grandparents. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Don't fall for the Grandmother Scam.