HISTORY OF THE LVSCA
Several Security Directors of downtown properties formed the Las Vegas Security Chiefs Association in 1987; their mission was to promote security professionalism and enhance communications between each other and law enforcement agencies within the community. Twenty-six years later, the mission remains the same. However, the Association has expanded to include hotel/casino properties from Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Laughlin, Mesquite, and Reno with approximately one hundred twenty-five active members between Voting and Associate Members. Two hundred twenty-three additional membership supporters represent Law Enforcement and public service agencies throughout Clark County.
The combined total of proprietary security officers in Las Vegas represented by the Chiefs Association is over seven thousand, which is the major contributing factor to Las Vegas being one of the safest tourist destinations in the world. With the continuing support of Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and public and law enforcement agencies in Clark County, we have established a relationship, which is a working model for tourist communities across the country.
While communication between organizations is critical to our ever-growing industry, promoting a professional security image for all properties is an equally critical component. By sponsoring professional development classes, seminars and conferences, the Association continues to keep its members’ properties in the forefront of all current issues.
The Association sponsors a Security Professional of the month program where Security Officers from member properties are honored for outstanding contributions to their profession. It is with great pride that plaques are awarded to officers for exemplary accomplishments.
Community support is a vital component of the Association. Through donations for team sponsorship, scholarships, education and training, the Las Vegas Security Chiefs Association continually strives to give back to the community.
On behalf of the Executive Board, we would like to thank all of our members for their ongoing support and we look forward to more accomplishments in the 21st century.