I’ve had the opportunity to serve alongside the men and women of the LVMPD for over 17 years. Prior to being selected as PMSA Chairman, I held Lieutenant positions in Patrol, Special Weapons and Tactics, Patrol Administration, and Force Investigations. As a Sergeant, I was assigned to Patrol, Problem Solving, Gang Enforcement, Gang CORE Team, and Executive Sergeant to the Sheriff. As an Officer, I served in Patrol, Recruiting, and at the Academy as a Training Officer. I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Southern Nevada Police Athletic League and The Society for Integrity in Force Investigations and Reporting. I possess a BS in Criminal Justice from the Univ. of Oklahoma and instructs in the Nevada POST Supervisor and Management Schools respectively. I instruct various courses associated with the challenging discipline of police leadership.
“I am honored to serve the leaders of the LVMPD in pursuit of our shared vision. The citizens of this community truly deserve the best service from the men and women of Metro and by supporting the leaders of Police and Correction Officers, the PMSA is instrumental in building and sustaining police efficacy and public trust within our community.”
Chris is presently in his fourth year as a Police Captain, he is currently assigned as the Commander of the Special Weapons and Tactics Bureau which falls under the auspices of the Homeland Security Division. This unit encompasses a full-time SWAT team, a Crisis Negotiation Team, and the Homeland Security Saturation Team.
Prior to this, Chris was assigned as the Area Commander of the Convention Center Area Command which encompasses the Las Vegas Strip tourist corridor, hosting over 43 million visitors each year.
Additionally, he has commanded the Robbery/Homicide Bureau, the Homicide & Sex Crimes Bureau, and the Northwest Area Command patrol substation during his time as a Captain.
As a Police Lieutenant for nearly four years he was assigned to the Critical Incident Review Team (Officer Involved Shooting Investigations), Internal Affairs, and Patrol.
As a Police Sergeant for 8 years, he spent 2 years in Patrol and PSU (Downtown Area Command). Chris spent 6 years in the Robbery/Homicide Bureau supervising detectives and was also federally cross-deputized as a Special Deputy United States Marshal while supervising an FBI Task Force.
As a Police Officer for 8 years, he spent five years as a patrol officer (two years training new police officers) and three years as a gang detective.
Chris is 46 years of age and has been a Police Officer with the LVMPD since 1994. Chris has been married since 1991, he and his wife Mary have two sons, ages 24 and 19.
Chris has been a member of the PMSA since 2002 and a board member since 2014.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. Chris is a graduate of the 262nd Session of the FBI National Academy and holds the Nevada POST Executive certificate.
Dave has been a police officer with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 1999. Currently, he is a Sergeant in the Traffic Bureau where he has worked since early 2017. Dave spent almost six years as a Sergeant in Air Support before leaving the unit to get back on a Harley Davidson Police motorcycle. Prior to being assigned to Air Support, he was a patrol Field Training Sergeant and PSU sergeant at Bolden Area Command. He was also a sergeant at Northwest, Downtown and Northeast Area Commands. Dave spent a few years as a Motor Officer in Traffic before promoting to the rank of sergeant in 2007.
Dave is looking forward to his new role as a Director with LVPMSA.