MIL-OSI USA: Congresswoman Lee Secures $1 Million for New Police Emergency Command Vehicle

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03)

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LAS VEGAS – Today, Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03) announced that she secured a $1 million federal investment for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to replace the department’s 17-year-old emergency command vehicle. 

LVMPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team is one of the best and busiest in the country, having responded to over 540 emergency incidents over the past five years. Their current emergency command vehicle is outdated and has been deteriorating since it was first purchased in 2007. It has been used over 2,000 times, including during the aftermath of the Oct. 1, 2017 shooting and last year’s deadly shooting at UNLV. The new, non-armored vehicle will provide first responders with the latest in technology to respond to a wide array of emergencies while serving as a crucial command center and control platform to coordinate LVMPD responses to large-scale emergencies.   

“Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day, and it’s my job to support those efforts by securing the funding and resources needed to keep themselves and all of us safe,” said Congresswoman Lee. “I’m proud to stand with our law enforcement, and this new federal investment will help them be better prepared for any situation.” 

“I want to extend our deepest gratitude on behalf of the department and our SWAT team to Congresswoman Susie Lee. This is a game changer for our operations,” said Deputy Chief Dori Koren. “Congresswoman Lee has always stood with law enforcement, and it means a lot to us in trying to ensure not only the safety of our police officers, but in the services we provide to ensure the safety of our community.” 

Congresswoman Lee was joined by Deputy Chief Dori Koren, Chief of the Homeland Security Division, and Brian Peterson, Director of SWAT and K-9 operations.