I would like to start by saying thank you to all those members who took the time to send in their election ballots and be a part of this very important process. I am very excited to have been elected as your new NLPOA Chapter President and will serve you well. This is the first election run-off we have had in a few years.
Special thanks also needs to be extended to Sammy Mendoza for his service as President these last two years. Sammy has done a great job as our Treasurer and President and our chapter has been the better for it. Lastly, I would like to thank Dave Cienega for all his hard work as Treasurer and for making it a tight race. Dave has also done a great job as Treasurer and I hope he will continue to volunteer his services to the Board and continue to be an asset to our chapter.
As a result of the elections, we must also welcome two new Executive Board members: Rodolfo Gil, as Treasurer, and Sam Diaz, as our new Secretary. To the current Vice President (Romaine Gibson), Parliamentarian (Noe Larios) and State President (Andrew Peralta), I look forward to working with you in our continued efforts to better our Chapter, serve our members, and uphold our core values.
Thank you. Marco Alvarado National Latino Peace Officers Assoc. Clark County Chapter President Elect
A Message from
Our NLPOA Nevada State President
Welcome to the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) - Las Vegas Chapter website. I have had the privilege to be a part of this great organization for the past ten years. In addition to being a proud member of the NLPOA, I am also the current Nevada State President over the Las Vegas and Southern Nevada chapters. Over the past few years, your local board has enhanced the professionalism of our chapter in areas that include, but are not limited to, administration/operations, fiscal affairs, recruitment and retention. Our chapter has grown 150% over the past several years through aggressive recruiting and the addition of our legal defense plan (PLEA).
Our chapters are committed to enhancing our Community Outreach by strengthening partnerships within the community. Many of our endeavors such as Christmas en El Barrio (Annual Toy Drive) and the CCARS (Customs, Classics, All, Riding for Scholarships) car show have yielded many contacts with city officials and local business. These official and community contacts will help benefit a different school every year and keep some ten different students in college.
As an association, we will continue to assist our members in the areas of recruiting qualified law enforcement professionals, mentoring, and guidance in the field of Law Enforcement. We look forward to continuing to provide scholarships to our youth within the community and promote our commitment to education. We are committed to all these goals and look forward to a bright future. So believe me when I say that your continued involvement and support are essential to our success.
Thank you for your membership!
Andrew Peralta Nevada State President
NLPOA Las Vegas Chapter Supports Protecting the Rights of Fallen Peace Officers
Lt. Charles Brown of the Akron Police Department in a police car equipped with a dash camera seconds before being shot to death. (Courtesy of Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
The State of Ohio is working on passage of a bill that would make it illegal to release dash cam video of an officer that was killed in the line of duty. Currently, when law enforcement agencies attempt to refuse release of these videos, news stations and newspapers threaten legal action citing them as a 'public record.'
As part of reaching a balance, State Senator Frank LaRose (who authored the bill) said he is considering language that would allow police to redact portions of the video that might show, for example, the moment an officer is shot.
Jay McDonald, president of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, said they would support LaRose's bill. He said the bill would shield the families of fallen officers.
''We believe that the nature of being killed doesn't have to be a public record for families to view on YouTube from now until the end of time,'' he said.
Other law enforcement agencies are watching with a keen eye what happens to this bill.
Nevada State President Andrew P. Peralta
LV Chapter President Marco Alvarado
Chapter Vice President Romaine Gibson
Chapter Treasurer Rodolfo Gil
Chapter Secretary Sam Diaz
Chapter Parliamentarian Noe Larios
Resource Development Director Marco Alvarado
Recruitment Liaison Mark Stieb
NLPOA Core Values
Monthly Board Meetings
Monthly board meetings of the NLPOA Las Vegas Chapter are held on the second Monday of each month from 1630 to 1800 hrs (4:30pm - 6pm) at the Latino Chamber of Commerce, 300 North 13th Street.
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NLPOA - Las Vegas: Honoring Family, Education and Community Through Service and Mentorship