RENO, NEVADA. (August 19, 2022) — Nevada State Police Officer Daniel Gordon has been elected president of the Nevada Police Union (NPU), which represents Nevada’s highway patrol troopers, parole and probation officers, fire marshals, state detectives, game wardens, park rangers, agricultural police, and university and capitol police.
“I am honored and humbled to take on this most meaningful post with NPU,” said Gordon. “I’m excited to help lead the union to help our members succeed through continued advocacy for better pay and working conditions for Nevada’s state police.”
Gordon has worked in law enforcement for approximately 25 years, having started his career as a police officer in Delaware. Gordon moved out west in 2007 and became an officer with Nevada’s Department of Public Safety (DPS), which has since been renamed to Nevada State Police (NSP). Gordon has worked as a highway patrol trooper, public information officer, research and planning unit officer, investigation division detective, special enforcement detail officer, PSTO coordinator, D.R.I.V.E. program manager, RADAR coordinator, and DPS academy instructor. Gordon is currently a commercial motor vehicle enforcement officer with NSP.
Since 2017, Gordon has served NPU as the union’s vice president and chair for the representative and disciplinary committee.
Gordon succeeds Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Matthew Kaplan, who led the union through its transition from Nevada Highway Patrol Association to Nevada Police Union, multiple legislative sessions, and the union’s first collective bargaining agreement. Kaplan will continue his service to the Union and membership through his work building the Nevada Police Foundation, which supports law enforcement officers and their families.
About the Nevada Police Union
Formerly 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. To learn more about the Nevada Police Union, please visit nevadapoliceunion.com.