The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation and community partner Resorts World Las Vegas presented LVMPD Officers Michael Garces and Ricardo Lara today with “Good Tickets.”
Officers Garces and Lara helped a young man living on the streets dressed in rags. They transformed his demeanor by showing human kindness and decency, giving him a backpack full of clothes, a few dollars for his new pockets, and driving him to Catholic Charities for help.
Officers Garces and Lara are examples of officers who protect and serve their community. They made a difference to this young man and built trust along the way.
They are the 4th & 5th officers this year to receive one of our Good Tickets.
Convention Center Area Command Captain Bitsko presented the Good Tickets to his officers, and Lori Calderon-Flahive, Resorts World Las Vegas Executive Director of Community Engagement, presented the officers with staycations to the recipients, including accommodations, dining experiences, and concert tickets
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation announces the launch of its 2022 Good Ticket program that allows the public to recognize LVMPD officers for their positive actions in the community. The Good Ticket program is a way for the public to recognize and support LVMPD officers who, day-in and day-out, work hard to keep our community safe.
Resorts World Las Vegas sponsors the 2022 Good Ticket program, donating staycations and hosting the monthly award ceremonies.
“The Good Ticket is a means for Southern Nevada residents to show their support for LVMPD officers and demonstrate the positive partnership between the public and Metro,” said Tom Kovach, Executive Director, LVMPD Foundation. “We appreciate Resorts World Las Vegas’s sponsorship of this program that encourages community support of law enforcement.”
The Good Ticket program is a part of a more significant effort to encourage support from the community for LVMPD.
The LVMPD Foundation program raises funds to support and supplement LVMPD programs and initiatives, including officer training, updated equipment, and positive community engagement activities.