County Commissioners and representatives from The Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation turned the world-famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign blue today for Go True Blue for Community Safety month.
"The Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation fills an important need in our community, providing funding for life-saving equipment for officers, and advanced, specialized training for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department staff and the public," Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick said.
"Today, we are proud to join with the foundation to call upon all Southern Nevadans to support local law enforcement by joining their "GO TRUE BLUE for Community Safety and Be a Force for Good" campaign this month," Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak said.
"Together we are encouraging Southern Nevada businesses, residents, and visitors to show their "GO TRUE BLUE" support with blue lights and social media posts to turn our community blue this month," Commissioner Mary Beth Scow said.
"It is fitting that the "Go True Blue" campaign coincides with National Las Enforcement Appreciation Day, as this campaign will foster community unity and cooperation making Southern Nevada even safer for residents and visitors," Commissioner Susan Brager said.
The Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation was established in 1999 as the non-profit umbrella for the police department. Donations to the foundation help fund LVMPD-related programs that prevent crime, save lives, and make our County a safer place to live, work and play. For more information about the foundation, visit www.LVMPDfoundation.org.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is the largest law enforcement agency in the state, providing service to more than 1.5 million residents and more than 42 million visitors every year across more than 7,000 square miles.