Nov 21, 2023
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department News
Las Vegas, November 21, 2023 – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department extended an invitation to local businessman Antonio Accornero to attend their latest MMAC meeting on Tuesday. The MMAC is Metro’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Council, made up of 30 members from diverse backgrounds (Hispanics, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Arab-Americans, Gay/Lesbian community, and a representative from the ACLU).
The Council meets monthly to discuss community issues with the Sheriff and Undersheriff, and members of the panel listen to concerns and work together to solve problems. The meetings help committee members understand the culture of the LVMPD and provide valuable feedback to Metro about what's happening in the Las Vegas Valley.
As a prominent member of the community with various businesses in Las Vegas, Mr. Accornero was invited to take part in the recent meeting, in order to provide insight into what he feels are vital issues to discuss. “I think it’s important for local business owners to work with the LVMPD to address the concerns we see every day,” said Accornero. “I’m always here to lend a helping hand and offer my support.”
Tuesday’s MMAC Meeting was a success, drawing in distinguished leaders of the community, including Clark County District Attorney, Steve Wolfson, who is a close friend of Mr. Accornero’s. This month’s gathering was held at the LVMPD’s Spring Valley Area Command, with Captain Katie Geiger leading the proceedings. Lunch was provided by MMAC member Amar Chatham and the India Palace Restaurant, and Mr. Accornero brought dessert from his restaurant, Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria & Deli.
The MMAC's Mission Statement is: "To serve as a resource for the Metropolitan Police Department in developing and understanding diversity awareness and cultural competence among its staff; and to assist the department in providing a respectful, safe, reliable, trustworthy and responsive service with integrity to a diverse population."
For more information, please visit https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/PartnersWithTheCommunity/Pages/Multi-CulturalAdvisoryCouncil.aspx