LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senators for Nevada Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto toured the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s (LVMPD) new reality-based training center. During their visit, they were joined by Undersheriff Christopher Darcy and LVMPD Foundation Executive Director Tom Kovach. Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto secured $3 million in federal funding to outfit this state-of-the-art training facility.
“Las Vegas Metro officers put their lives on the line every day to fight crime and protect our communities,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to have secured federal funding for this reality-based training center, which will use cutting-edge technology to ensure our officers are better equipped with the training they need to do their jobs effectively and keep Southern Nevada safe.”
“Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s new cutting-edge facility serves as a model of what we can do with reality-based training, and I’m glad to have helped secure federal dollars to support this important project,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’ll keep working to ensure that our law enforcement agencies have what they need to protect Nevadans.”
“Public safety is foundational to the wellbeing of our communities,” said Tom Kovach, executive director, LVMPD Foundation. “We are immensely grateful and appreciative of Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto who have secured much needed funding to get us closer to our goal of completing the first phase of this project. Their support means everything to the men and women of LVMPD, as well as to local residents and our city’s 42 million-plus visitors who expect and rely upon well trained officers to ensure public safety.”
Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto have been leaders in securing funding for Nevada law enforcement agencies. In addition to the $3 million in funding they secured for this project, they also got funding for the West Wendover and Sparks Police Departments as a part of the bipartisan government funding package for Fiscal Year 2022.