LVMPD Police Employees Assistance Program
Lisa Hank, Director is from Fresno, California. She graduated from UC Davis in 1991 where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. In 1994, she went on to earn her Master's Degree from California State University Sacramento in Social Work. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada Lisa was a Social Worker Associate for the State of California at Stockton Developmental Center and also worked in Juvenile Detention. In 1994, pursuing a career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lisa relocated to Las Vegas and assumed a full time temporary position as a youth specialist with the Youth Diversion Program. When the program was dissolved in 1996, Lisa transitioned into a permanent position with the LVMPD as a Crime Prevention Specialist. In 1999, she became an Abuse/Neglect Specialist and in 2003 she became the Supervisor of the Abuse/Neglect Detail supervising civilian and commissioned investigators. Lisa remained in Abuse/Neglect until 2012 when she was appointed as the Director of the Employment Diversity Section. In February 2015, Lisa became the Director of the Police Employee Assistance Program. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies.
Bill Gibbs, PEAP Manager moved to Las Vegas from Scranton, Pennsylvania after being offered employment with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. He began his career in January of 2002. Bill worked as a patrol officer in DTAC for 5 years and a motor officer in traffic for 8 years. Bill has always been drawn towards caring for others having worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 12 years prior to Metro and continues to maintain his professional license. Bill's experience with the Police Employee Assistance Program following his own OIS in 2011 sparked his passion and desire to give back to others the support he received from PEAP. Bill was appointed to the Police Employee Assistance Program in May of 2015 and subsequently promoted to PEAP Manager in March of 2017.
Jeremy Levy, Peer Counselor was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. In 1995, he joined the City of Los Angeles Park Rangers and in 1999 became a Federal Ranger at Lake Mead while awaiting the LVMPD Police Academy. Jeremy began his career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in January of 2000. He spent the majority of his career working Downtown Area Command. For three years he served as the liaison between LVMPD and the homeless shelters, substance abuse programs and mental health care providers with the Homeless Evaluation Liaison Team Program. In 2004, his work earned him the title of "Nevada Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year". In 2006, he was honored with the "National CIT Officer of the Year Award". Jeremy was appointed to the Police Employee Assistance Program in 2007.
George Gafford, Peer Counselor was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and was raised in Dallas, Texas. In 1980, George joined the United States Air Force where he served four years active duty and two years in the Air Force Reserve. In 1987, he joined the Dallas County Sheriff Department as a Corrections Officer. George began his career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in November 1990. As a Corrections Officer, George has worked in various assignments to include: North and South Tower, Field Services, Booking and Recruiting. He is Instructor Development Certified and a Rapport Leadership Master Grad. He has served as an EVOC and Defensive Tactic Instructor. George was appointed to the Police Employee Assistance Program in 2014.
Cynthia Williams, Peer Counselor is originally from Ft. Collins, Colorado. She originally moved to Las Vegas to attend UNLV's School of Architecture. Fortunately, her career path changed and she decided to pursue law enforcement. This decision has given her amazing experiences and opportunities to help others that no other profession could ever offer. Cynthia began her career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in August 2004. She started as a Civilian Patrol Service Representative and went on to become a commissioned police officer in patrol. Cynthia spent the majority of her career in the diverse and fast-paced Downtown Area Command. She also served 3 years in Community Oriented Policing before having the opportunity of joining the Police Employee Assistance Program. Cynthia is an avid reader who enjoys camping, kayaking, hiking and anything in nature. She was appointed to the Police Employee Assistance Program in September 2015.
Mike Springer, Peer Counselor was born and raised in San Jose, California where he became a life-long "Oakland Raider" fan. He began his career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in January 1999. Michael has worked as a patrol officer in various areas to include: 5 years in Patrol; 1 year in DARE; 3 years in Special Investigations working under-cover and 8 years in Traffic, serving 3 of those years as a Motor Instructor. Michael has also served as a member of the Honor Guard for 11 years. He has been married for over 24 years and has 4 children and one Grandson. His oldest son is also a Police Officer with LVMPD. In 2000, Michael was involved in an OIS and received the support of the Police Employee Assistance Program. It was this event that caused him to begin preparing to one day become a peer counselor. Michael was appointed to the Police Employee Assistance Program in October 2015.
Donyale Bailey, Peer Counselor was born in Pasadena California and raised in Pomona California. Her fascination with the growth of the city is what drew her to Las Vegas. She began her career with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 1998 as a Corrections Officer. Throughout her career, she has been assigned to several areas of DSD to include: Booking, North Tower and was part of the team that opened the South Tower. Becoming a member of the Crisis Intervention team is something Donyale is very proud of because it has given her many opportunities to assist those facing difficult times in their lives. Three months into her career, Donyale received the support of the Police Employee Assistance Program following an in custody death. This was a difficult time for her and almost led to the end of her career. She was provided the necessary resources to help her get back to a good place. Donyale remained in her assignment and established great relationships with many members of this department. Donyale is honored to have been given an opportunity to be part of the P.E.A.P. team simply because of the fulfillment she receives from doing something she is passionate about. That being, caring for and assisting others in there time of need. Donyale was appointed to the Police Employee Assistance Program in March 2017. Donyale enjoys traveling, riding her motorcycle and spending quality time with family and friends.
Olga Clark, LEST has lived in Las Vegas since 1979 and has been employed by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 1999. Before Metro, Olga was employed by Circus Circus Hotel/Casino for 17 years. Olga has worked in several sections throughout our department to include: DSD, Fingerprint Bureau, Backgrounds, Sexual Assault/Abuse & Neglect, Sheriff's Office, Risk Management/Health & Safety and is currently assigned to P.E.A.P as clerical support. Some of Olga's hobbies are spending time with her family and her two dogs that she adores. She also has a love for traveling, shopping and getting good deals.