Iconic Vegas Marquees Illuminate Blue
to Show Support of Law Enforcement at 6:25 pm, Jan. 6
Community urged to show support on social media via #GoTrueBlue
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation’s Go True Blue campaign kicked off today, beginning a year-long drive to honor hardworking local officers and law enforcement professionals. Officials gathered this morning at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign on the Las Vegas Strip to launch the initiative. In attendance were Clark County Commissioners Michael Naft and Justin Jones, LVMPD Undersheriff Chris Darcy and LVMPD Foundation Executive Director Tom Kovach.
Strip resorts, downtown properties, and businesses around the valley (see list below) will illuminate their iconic marquees and building facades in blue light to express their support on January 6 from 6:25 to 6:30 p.m.
The LVMPD Foundation created Go True Blue as a vehicle for community members to show their support for LVMPD and to strengthen partnerships between LVMPD officers and companies and residents of Southern Nevada. The event is in conjunction with Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD).
“While LEAD is officially just one calendar day, we promote the Go True Blue campaign throughout the entire year to show gratitude to our officers for all they do,” says Tom Kovach, Executive Director of the LVMPD Foundation. “Thanks to the generous support from many organizations and individuals, the Foundation works to advance community engagement initiatives that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department does for our community.”
Ten ways Nevadans can show their support of law enforcement:
- Show Your Support. Wear blue shirts or jeans with pride to work, school or play.
- Get Involved. Drop off a special treat or thank you note to your local area commands.
- Say Thank You. If you see a police officer, thank them for their service.
- Draw a Picture. Ask children to draw a picture of gratitude and support of law enforcement and post on social media using #GoTrueBlue #LVMPDFoundation.
- Ask a police officer to come to your school, youth organization, church group, and clubs to engage with the community positively.
- Share Your Positive Story. Express gratitude for local law enforcement on social media using #GoTrueBlue #LVMPDFoundation.
- Donate to Crime Stoppers at lvmpdfoundation.org/donate.
- Register your car at the DMV for an LVMPD Foundation specialty license plate.
- Purchase LVMPD merchandise and apparel online or at our new kiosk at Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas.
- Hold a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for public safety programs and crime prevention initiatives that make us all safer.
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
Participating Go True Blue partners illuminating signs and marquees blue on Jan. 6 from 6:25 to 6:30 p.m.:
Aria Resort and Casino
Bally’s Las Vegas
Bellagio Las Vegas
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Circa Resort & Casino Las Vegas
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Downtown Summerlin – One Summerlin
Encore Las Vegas
Excalibur Hotel Casino Las Vegas
Fashion Show Las Vegas
Flamingo Las Vegas
Fremont Hotel & Casino
Fremont Street Experience
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Golden Gate Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Harrah’s Las Vegas
Keep Memory Alive Event Center
Las Vegas Ballpark
Las Vegas City Hall
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority/LVCVA
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas
Miracle Mile Shops
Mirage Las Vegas
New York New York Las Vegas Hotel Casino
Paris Las Vegas
Park MGM Las Vegas
Resorts World Las Vegas
Sahara Las Vegas
Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa
Suncoast Hotel & Casino
The Cromwell Las Vegas
The D Las Vegas Casino & Hotel
The Linq High Roller
The Palazzo at the Venetian Resort
The STRAT Hotel Casino Skypod
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Treasure Island Las Vegas
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Westgate Las Vegas Resort
Wynn Las Vegas