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About the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

According to the Undersheriff Douglas C. Gillespie, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department “has come a long way since its inception in 1973. On July 1, 1973 action of the Nevada Legislature merged the Clark County Sheriff’s Department and the Las Vegas Police Department into the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.


At that time, the Las Vegas Police Department was the largest police agency in Nevada, with 394 commissioned and 82 civilian personnel, having responsibility for 52.6 square miles. The Clark County Sheriff’s Department was the largest sheriff’s department in Nevada with 387 commissioned and 124 civilian personnel with nearly 8,000 square miles of jurisdiction. The population of both the city and county was approximately



Today, while the jurisdiction size has remained relatively unchanged, the number of personnel to police that jurisdiction has changed considerably. This department now serves a population of nearly 1.5 million residents and 40 million tourists visit each year. We now have 2,635 commissioned police officers, 747 commissioned corrections officers, and over 1,600 civilian personnel working in both the police and

corrections fields.”

Marc C. Barry was a police officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 11 years. He started his career in July of 1989 as a patrolman on the streets of Las Vegas. Throughout his career he has been assigned to various select details such as: Organized Crime Bureau, Undercover Street Crimes Unit, Violent Crimes Federal Task Force and many others.


Marc Barry holds a number of accredited instructor certifications such as: Police Officer Standards Training/State Law Enforcement Instructor, NRA Tactical Police Firearms Instructor, Close Quarters Battle Instructor, H&K Master Sub-Machine Gun Instructor, State Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Instructor, Urban Assault Tactics Instructor and various others. Marc Barry has directly trained over 2500 police officers, law enforcement agents and military Special Forces world-wide. Marc Barry is the author of Society's Warrior Class: Inside a Policeman's Mind. 


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