LVMPD Events Planning Section Honored as 2023 Hidden Heroes
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation and The Gratitude Project will host the Sixth Annual Hidden Heroes Gala on Friday, May 12 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to celebrate and recognize the LVMPD Events Planning Section (EPS).
The 2023 Hidden Heroes are the men and women of the LVMPD EPS who lead the development, exercising, and implementation of an operational plan for major events in Las Vegas to ensure a safe and secure environment for the public.
Though their work is unseen, these Hidden Heroes keep Southern Nevada’s economy thriving as they protect millions of visitors and hundreds of events each year.
Las Vegas is the destination for live events and sets a new standard for what entertainment and public safety means to the city. The entertainment scene is incredibly diverse offering world-class events including Raiders football, UFC, VGK Golden Knights hockey, Las Vegas Aces basketball, concerts, festivals such as EDC and Life is Beautiful, and future major events including the inaugural Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend and Super Bowl LVIII.
In planning and managing security for events that attract large numbers of people, LVMPD EPS coordinates with local and federal agencies to secure funding, manpower, equipment, and resources needed for community safety during a major event.
The LVMPD EPS conducts year-round multi-agency training operations to ensure all Southern Nevada first responders are capable to work in synchronization in the occurrence of an emergency.
Started in 2018 in collaboration with The Gratitude Project, the Hidden Heroes Gala benefits the LVMPD Foundation in raising important funds to support LVMPD programs.
For ticket and sponsorship information click Hidden Heroes | Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation (lvmpdfoundation.org)
About the LVMPD Foundation
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to support and supplement Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department programs and initiatives. The LVMPD Foundation was established in 1999 and is dedicated to supporting LVMPD area commands, special units, equipment, training, and hundreds of community engagement programs and initiatives that build relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers are here to Protect and Serve our community, and together with law enforcement, we can help make our neighborhoods safer for all. Please join us in our important work by contributing at www.lvmpdfoundation.org
About The Gratitude Project
The Gratitude Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports law enforcement, first responders, military, veterans, and K-9 units. Their bravery, selflessness, and their commitment to serve allows us to enjoy our everyday lives and feel safe knowing they protect us. These men, women, and K-9’s sacrifice their own lives to protect ours. It is our mission to honor and thank these heroes and strive to become leaders in spreading public awareness and promoting appreciation for all those who protect and serve our communities. The Gratitude Project. Thanking Heroes. (thegratitudeprojectusa.org)