Press Release

THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST MONTHLY COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM ON METRO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

LAS VEGAS (November 2015) – As part of their monthly Community Safety Forum series, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host a forum on Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) volunteer opportunities. The event takes place Saturday, November 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. and will be moderated by Dick Bennett, a longtime volunteer with LVMPD. Generously sponsored by NV Energy, the forum is free to the public and live streaming will be available at www.themobmuseum.org.  Guests who attend the event will also receive free admission to the Museum.

Metro Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Volunteer Chaplain Program: Local clergy work in conjunction with the LVMPD Police Employee Assistance Program, accompany Metro on ride-a-longs and respond to emergencies where spiritual support is requested.
  • Advocates on Guard: Volunteers are trained to give presentations to area senior citizen groups on such topics as how to prevent identity theft.
  • CERT Training: This program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities.
  • Bike Rodeo Teams: Enthusiastic bike teams take programs about bike safety to area schools and youth groups.
  • VIVA Patrols: Volunteers serve as police ambassadors to Las Vegas’ 40-million-plus annual visitors.
  • McGruff the Crime Dog: Volunteers accompany McGruff the Crime Dog to various events.
  • Abandoned Car Monitors: Citizens track abandoned vehicles through updating computer databases.
  • R.E.A.C.T.: These volunteers are on 24-hour call to help Metro when dealing with accidents where there have been fatalities.
  • Handicap Parking Enforcement: Trained volunteers help write handicap parking citations.

For general information about the Museum, its exhibitions, special programming, event rentals and admission, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.

ABOUT THE METRO VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The Metro Volunteer Program (MVP) is committed to providing the best police support services in Las Vegas. To meet this goal Metro has developed a volunteer work force that draws on the rich heritage and unique skills of our culturally diverse community. Volunteers are not utilized to replace sworn or other paid positions within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, but rather to enhance the efficiency of the agency.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

ABOUT NV ENERGY, INC.
NV Energy, Inc. provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and nearly 40 million tourists annually.  NV Energy is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via nvenergy.com.