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Behind the Blue is dedicated to promoting the physical and mental wellness of our law enforcement personnel in Southern Nevada.

Our mission involves generating funds to assist these heroic individuals during times of extreme adversity, as well as in matters pertaining to mental health and overall well-being.


The New LVMPD Employee Wellness Bureau

Las Vegas, Nevada- Behind the Blue is proud to announce we have been chosen as the non-profit to join forces with Sheriff Kevin McMahill and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s newly established Employee Wellness Bureau.

It is our honor to expand our mission in order to assist LVMPD in their vision to keep all employees healthy in heart, mind, body and soul by providing funding for critical components of wellness that cannot be covered by the Department’s budget. One of the first items BTB will fund is training for mental health clinicians and therapists across our valley so they can successfully and competently treat our first responder community.

BTB is committed to partnering with LVMPD to ensure the Employee Wellness Bureau can meet the mental health and wellness needs of all employees because we know that our first responders and the civilian employees who support them deserve the very best care we can provide.

Meet Jimmy, the Latest LVMPD Recruit

By now you’ve seen some PAWsome footage of Jimmy hitting his paws on the ground running—literally—with his biped peers but we wanted to share a little more information about the latest @lvmpd recruit.

Jimmy is an F1 English Standard Goldendoodle born on March 31, 2022. Currently, he’s around 70 pounds of goofiness and pure love.

He was born in Pahrump, NV to the great folks at 4E Kennels. He is a graduate of their Healing Hearts program. Jimmy was sponsored by the Engelstad Foundation to be placed specifically with LVMPD as part of an initiative to improve employee mental wellness.

His official position is Peer Support Dog and he works alongside employees assigned to @lvmpd_peap Peer Support division of the LVMPD Employee Health and Wellness Bureau.

Research has shown, employees working as first responders and support staff, can experience extreme stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and suicidal impulses. The use of Peer Support dogs has demonstrated: (1) reduced stress and anxiety; (2) lowered blood pressure and slower breathing; (3) improved overall mental state; and (4)increased productivity.

As part of his duties, Jimmy will make appearances in crisis situations to ensure our employees have a warm, welcomed distraction to help them get the care they need. He will visit employees and their family members in healthcare facilities and make his rounds visiting area commands and department bureaus.

Be on the look out because Jimmy could be making a surprise appearance and demanding belly scratches at an area command near you—soon!

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