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Nevada Highway Patrol Association becomes Nevada Police Union

Reno, Nev. (April 7, 2020) — With the designation as the exclusive collective bargaining union for all Nevada category I peace officers by the Employee-Management Relations Board, the Nevada Highway Patrol Association (NHPA) has renamed itself to become the Nevada Police Union.

Prior to the Nevada Legislature’s 2019 passage of Senate Bill 135 allowing state employees to collectively bargain, NHPA solely represented employees working within the Nevada Department of Public Safety. Since the law’s enactment, NHPA has grown its representation to include officers working within the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada State Parks, and the Nevada System of Higher Education. The organization now represents all Nevada category I peace officers, such as highway patrol troopers, parole and probation officers, fire marshals, detectives, game wardens, park rangers, and university and capitol police. The name ‘Nevada Police Union’ is a more inclusive and representative name of the organization’s members throughout Nevada.

“Having sworn officers from wildlife, parks and the collegiate institutions is a tremendous addition to our membership and we needed a new name to reflect that,” said Matthew Kaplan, president of the Nevada Police Union. “Nevada Police Union unifies all Nevada peace officers and public safety workers under one banner.”

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About the Nevada Police UnionFormerly known as the Nevada Highway Patrol Association, the Nevada Police Union provides for the protection and well-being of Nevada’s peace officers and public safety employees through representation in matters related to compensation, benefits, and working conditions to ensure our communities receive the highest level of service. Established in 1972, unionized in 2020.