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UPDATE: LVMPD responds to reduction in officer-involved shootings

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jul 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 02:33:21-04

Trevor Noah gave the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department a shout out on "The Daily Show" this week.

During Thursday night's show, taped before the shooting in Dallas, he used them as an example as he spoke about police brutality and the recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. He mentioned how in 2011, police admitted there was a potential for violence.

"They admitted there was a better way for police to interact with suspects," Noah said. "And so just by acknowledging that, and training their officers how to assess and de-escalate a situation, they were able to decrease the amount of police shootings by 36 percent."

He said it's not perfect but at least, Las Vegas police are doing something.

Considering it was "The Daily Show," Noah also made a joke.

If it can happen in a city where "you can rent a tiger and then get married to a Filipino Elvis Presley, then in my opinion, the rest of America has no excuse," he said.

LVMPD talked to 13 Action News about the 36 percent reduction in deadly officer-involved shootings.

"We're contacted frequently by multiple other agencies who want to come out and see what we do," said Capt. Jim Seebock, of the department's Organizational Development Bureau. "Every time that call comes in, there's a sense of pride and accomplishment, that's shared not only by me, but my entire bureau and this department."

Other contacts include agencies from Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Alburquerque and Los Angeles.