WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) 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.

KNPR: Rosen, Cortez Masto Visit LVMPD Training Center, Highlight Funding They Secured

Key Points: 

  • During a tour of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department's new reality based training center Friday, officials showed Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen several training scenarios. 
  • The two Senators were instrumental in acquiring the initial $3 million in funding for the new state of the art joint emergency training institute. 

KLAS: Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s reality-based training center helps officers prepare for critical scenarios

Key Points:

  • It’s a facility to help local police officers prepare for the worst. Nevada law enforcement officers say they will be as ready as possible, thanks to a new training center.
  • At Metro’s newest reality-based training center, Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen secured $3 million in federal funding to help buy technology, training equipment, and other resources.
  • Senator Jacky Rosen emphasized the need to keep our first responders safe.“We want you to return home safely every night, that’s why we have centers like this,” she said.

KSNV: Metro showcases updates to 'most impressive tactical training village' in U.S.

Key Points: 

  • On Friday, U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen took a tour of the facility after they helped secure $3 million to help fund the center which can train up to 240 officers at once. 
  • Officials say the facility will provide "the nation's most sophisticated highly technical reality-based training." 
  • Officers will also be trained on armed suspect situations, learning de-escalation techniques while keeping everyone safe.