The Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services announced the release of its after-action assessment of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s response to the ambush of two police officers on June 8, 2014.
The report, Las Vegas After-Action Assessment: Lessons Learned from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Ambush Incident, provides detailed analysis of that tragic day and the events that followed and offers key findings to help law enforcement agencies better strategize efforts to maintain officer safety in incidents such as ambushes or active shooter situations.
“I commend the men and women of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for their willingness to support this assessment,” said COPS Office Director Ronald Davis. “If not for the courageous actions of the officers responding to the ambush, it is likely the loss of civilian life would have been much greater. As we enter National Police Week, this report serves as a stark reminder of the sacrifice and risk that law enforcement officers take every day.”
To read the full report, click here.