Aug 16, 2022
LVMPD Foundation News
Las Vegas, August 16, 2022 – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation hosted its annual “Lunch with the Sheriff” Benefit on Tuesday at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa. The event started in 2016 with over 100 guests uniting to show their support for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Sheriff Joe Lombardo. This tradition continues annually, as community leaders step forward each year in support of the LVMPD Foundation.
This year, Antonio Accornero was recognized for his long-standing support of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and he was awarded the distinction of being honored as a Founding Member of the prestigious 100 Club. “100” signifies the call sign for the LVMPD Sheriff, and membership to the 100 Club is only offered to generous donors who invest in public safety annually. “It’s an honor to be recognized today, but the true credit goes to the men and women of Metro for the important work they do and the sacrifices they make to protect and serve our community,” said Accornero. “I am always here to support our police department.”
As in years past, this year’s luncheon featured equipment and technology exhibits from multiple law enforcement units within the LVMPD and provided an exciting and interactive experience for the attendees who met with officers and learned more about their latest advancements in public safety. The event has been designed to continue to develop stronger relationships between the community and officers, allowing participants to get to know their LVMPD heroes in uniform and learn more about how they work to keep the community safe each and every day.
“We take great pride in hosting Lunch with the Sheriff each year because it allows us to connect the LVMPD with community and business leaders and the general public in a productive and informative way,” said Tom Kovach, Executive Director of the LVMPD Foundation. “Funds raised will directly support community safety programs, including the continued development of the new, state-of-the-art Reality Based Training Center, which will provide critical, life-saving training to local, state, and national law enforcement officers and first responders.”
This year’s luncheon saw a record number of attendees, with supporters showing their appreciation for the work that current Sheriff Lombardo has done during his tenure. This public awareness initiative is beneficial, not only in strengthening relationships between the LVMPD and the community, but also in continuing impactful programs across the County that help keep roads safer, keep residents informed and alert, and reduce crime. For more information about the LVMPD Foundation, please visit https://lvmpdfoundation.org/
Antonio Accornero is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who is a longtime resident of Las Vegas. Some of the ways he is engaged in his community include: working directly with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the District Attorney’s office, the United Way of Southern Nevada, and other organizations to address the immediate needs of individuals and the community as a whole; donating his own private funds and holding fundraisers to contribute to the public good; actively participating in political processes and supporting local police in order to improve and protect the quality of life for all Nevadans; and providing scholarships to deserving students to fund their education in various disciplines. For more information about Antonio’s philanthropic efforts and how to become involved with the above-mentioned charitable organizations, please visit www.AntonioAccornero.com