Officer Erik Morris
Erik Morris is a Police Officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) and has been with the agency for 15 years. Officer Morris has worked varying assignments as a Patrol Officer and Patrol Plainclothes Officer, Gang Unit Detective, Organized Crime Detective and currently works as full time as an instructor with the LVMPD Firearms Training and Tactics Unit. Officer Morris became a Negotiator with LVMPD in 2015 and serves as the Assistant Team Leader for one of two LVMPD Crisis Negotiation Teams.
Many Lessons Learned: A 29 Hour Hostage Standoff
In May of 2021, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation Team responded to a callout of a barricaded subject. What was initially a lone barricade involving a male, wanted for battery on a police officer and other stolen property offenses, quickly turned into a hostage situation involving a 4-year-old boy and his babysitter. This […]