Undersheriff Jim Dixon
Undersheriff Jim Dixon is a 28-year veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). He has worked in many facets of policing including Corrections, Patrol, Patrol field training and SWAT.
As a Sergeant and Team Leader of the SWAT Team for 15 years, he led more than 2,500 operations.
After his promotion to Lieutenant in 2005, he created the department’s Mobile Crime Saturation Teams to reduce violent crimes. The team made over 7,500 arrests in the first year.
In 2006, Lieutenant Dixon recruited, developed and trained the department’s 125-officer Emergency Response Team.
Shortly after, Dixon was promoted to Captain in June of 2007, where he became the Patrol Bureau Commander of the Southwest Area Command (now the Enterprise Area Command). While assigned to the Patrol Division, he developed and implemented several key programs. Two such programs were LVMPD’s school violence reduction program and Broken Arrow, which is the department’s response to terrorist attacks, later named MACTAC. Dixon also developed the Patrol Management Plan used to manage patrol recourses correctly to fight crime.
In July of 2009, Dixon moved into a management position at Metro’s Personnel Department where he helped create the Department’s Budget Task Force. This task force was successful in creating approximately 9 million in savings department-wide.
Dixon was then appointed by the Sheriff Gillespie as Deputy Chief in charge of the Detention Services Division in September 2009. He was tasked with overseeing a division with an annual budget exceeding $200 million dollars.
After just two years, the Sheriff appointed Dixon as his Undersheriff to oversee the daily operations of LVMPD.
Undersheriff Dixon continues his education through online studies in Oklahoma. He is a 2010 graduate of the FBI National Academy class 241.
Dixon is a three-time recipient of the Medal of Valor. He has also been awarded the Medal of Honor, the Meritorious Service Medal and the award for Unit Exemplary Service.