Henderson police union endorses Lee in CD3

By: - August 24, 2020 5:12 pm

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

In a campaign email last week, Nevada Republican congressional candidate Dan Rodimer boasted he “got the endorsement of every single law enforcement organization across the state.”

But he didn’t.

Rodimer was referring to his endorsement from the Public Safety Alliance of Nevada (PSAN), an umbrella organization of which several police unions in the state are affiliated, including the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, which is authorized to collectively bargain with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

But PSAN does not represent “every single law enforcement organization across the state.”

For instance, the Henderson Police Officers Association is not part of PSAN. The Henderson police union is instead an affiliate of the Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers (NAPSO).

According to NAPSO’s website, the organization and its affiliates have endorsed Rodimer’s Democratic opponent in the third congressional district, Rep. Susie Lee.

The city of Henderson is the heart of the Nevada third congressional district Rodimer hopes to represent in the U.S. House.

Other NAPSO affiliates include but are not limited to law enforcement organizations in several rural counties and towns, and the Nevada State Law Enforcement Officers Association, which includes state Department of Public Safety Officers as well as state Attorney General investigators.

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Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.