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NLVS and SFS partner for future training

The North Las Vegas Swat team visits vacant dorms on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 2, 2018. NLVS is looking to use the dorms as a place to train due to the lack of available buildings in Las Vegas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie)

The North Las Vegas Swat team visits vacant dorms on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 2, 2018. NLVS is looking to use the dorms as a place to train due to the lack of available buildings in Las Vegas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie)

Members from the Northern Las Vegas Swat team take a picture in front a F-15 Eagle fighter jet on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 2, 2018. The swat team visited to look at a vacant building to possibly perform training in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie)

Members from the Northern Las Vegas Swat team take a picture in front a F-15 Eagle fighter jet on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 2, 2018. The swat team visited to look at a vacant building to possibly perform training in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie)

The North Las Vegas Swat team stands on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 2, 2018. This swat team was the unit that breached and cleared Stephen Paddock’s home after the October 1 shooting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie)

The North Las Vegas Swat team stands on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 2, 2018. This swat team was the unit that breached and cleared Stephen Paddock’s home after the October 1 shooting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie)

Andrew C. Latendresse, North Las Vegas Police Officer, stands on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 2, 2018. The North Las Vegas Police Department’s mission is to encourage and engage the community to work as one in order to provide a safe, secure, and enjoyable community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie)

Andrew C. Latendresse, North Las Vegas Police Officer, stands on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 2, 2018. The North Las Vegas Police Department’s mission is to encourage and engage the community to work as one in order to provide a safe, secure, and enjoyable community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – North Las Vegas Swat (NLVS) team members visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, November 2, to survey possible training locations in a vacant dormitory building in Union Plaza.

The vacant dormitory, scheduled for demolition, could possibly be used as practice facility for breaching and clearing rooms by the 99th Security Forces Squadron and the NLVS team.

“It’s very important because of the comradery and sharing of tactics, training and procedures,” said Capt. Scott M. Hlavin, 99 SFS Director of Operations. “There’s a lot of good training NLVS does on a regular basis when responding to real world situations that we can benefit from.”

The October 1 Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting is an example of such a real-world scenario. NLVS was the group that broke down the door of the shooter’s house, and passing along experiences such as this can be invaluable to increasing readiness.

The objective of the training is to share ideas in order to increase each other’s readiness and capabilities, said Justin E. Ryan, North Las Vegas police department Special Operations Lieutenant.

This partnership serves as a valuable asset in striving daily to find the best ways to protect Nellis and its community.

“The whole base is able to see the defenders are not maintaining the status quo, but looking for different ways to partner with the local police departments to get better internally,” said Hlavin. “It should build the confidence in the local population here at Nellis that the 99 SFS is looking for proactive ways to reduce the risks that affect Nellis.” 

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