Programs We Fund

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation helps to fund hundreds of units, programs, and initiatives as well as training and equipment for community safety and crime prevention efforts.

Your contribution to the Foundation shows your dedication to a safer community.  

  • 3:3 Safe Neighborhood Youth Basketball Tournament
  • Advanced Officer Skills Training at Reality Based Training Center
  • Air Support/ Search & Rescue
  • Baker to Vegas/ Brass Challenge
  • Bolden Area Command
  • Bolden Little League
  • Bolden Lions Futbol Club
  • Clark County Detention Center
  • Community Oriented Policing Teams
  • Communications Bureau Events
  • Convention Center Area Command
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Stoppers of Nevada
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • DREAM Program
  • Downtown Area Command
  • Events Planning Section
  • Enterprise Area Command
  • Explorers
  • Faith and Blue
  • Gang Prevention Team
  • Hispanic Citizens Police Academy
  • Hispanic Outreach
  • Honor Guard
  • Joint Emergency Training Institute (JETI)
  • K-9 Section
  • Laughlin Substation
  • Law Enforcement Empowerment & Athletic Program (LEEAP)
  • Law Enforcement Support Technician (LEST)
  • LLILE Summit
  • LIMA Graduation Ceremony
  • LINCT-AA Conference
  • Multi-Assault Counter-Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC)
  • Metro Volunteer Program
  • National Night Out
  • Northwest Area Command
  • Northeast Area Command
  • October 1 Employee Wellness
  • Office of Community Engagement
  • Overton Substation
  • Police Employees Assistance Program (PEAP)
  • Public Information Office
  • Reading with a Cop
  • Santa Cops
  • Shopping with A Cop
  • South Central Area Command
  • Southeast Area Command
  • STOP Coalition
  • Southern NV Traffic Safety Coalition
  • Spring Valley Area Command
  • Strategic Support Initiative
  • Summerlin Area Command
  • SWAT Unit
  • Thanksgiving Food Distribution
  • Traffic Bureau
  • Trunk or Treat Events
  • UNR Hydroponics Program
  • Volunteer Police Chaplain
  • Women of Metro

These programs build bonds between police and citizens and help reduce crime

Equipment and Training

Equipment and training funds enable LVMPD officers to have the safety equipment and resources they need to help them safe lives, and stay ahead of the criminals. From updated equipment like bullet proof vests for the SWAT team, to specialized safety or leadership training for officers, the donations to the Friends of LVMPD Foundation have helped keep our officers safer on the job, and better educated on the newest accepted methods to address law enforcement challenges.

Crime Stoppers of Nevada

Sometimes it takes more than conventional techniques to solve a crime. Crime Stoppers is a community program that helps people to provide anonymous information about criminal activity. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to eligible tipsters who provide information that directly leads to a felony arrest, felony arrest warrant or felony indictment. Tips are funded by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation.

Metro Volunteer Program

The Metro Volunteer Program or MVP’s include over 400 citizens dedicated to helping LVMPD by volunteering to hand out information at LVMPD offices, safety fairs, family events, school visits, annual National Night Out activities, First Tuesday informational meetings, and assist traffic control officers as needed. They volunteered thousands of hours to provide information to citizens, and enabled officers to focus on their jobs.


The Law Enforcement Empowerment and Athletic Program (LEEAP) is new initiative to provide area youth, ages 6 to 17, positive alternatives through athletics, education, and mentorship. LEEAP programs allow LVMPD officers to cultivate strong positive relationships with participants, most of whom reside in lower socio-economic areas of the valley. The goal is to foster inclusiveness and good citizenship through participation in one or more of the athletic and educational programs available for free.

Santa Cops

A community holiday tradition allowing hundreds of great children to select holiday presents for themselves and their families. Your generous donations bring smiles to the faces of dozens of children every holiday season and warm the hearts of their law enforcement shopping buddies.

LVMPD Area Commands

Efforts by LVMPD Area Commands unite neighbors with their community police through neighborhood cleanups, family resource events, outreach about drugs and gangs and youth crime, and monthly meetings to keep neighbors up to date on crime trends.

Strategic Support Initiative

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Strategic Support Initiative is designed to enhance the police department’s counter-terrorism and criminal intelligence capabilities by increasing education, networking, and collaboration with national and international law enforcement partners.