The Resident Officer Section of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department covers all of the unincorporated outlying areas of Clark County, Nevada.
The title of "Resident Officer Section" was chosen due to the fact that officers actually reside within the outlying district of Clark County that they patrol.
With the exception of homicides and fatal traffic accidents, Resident Officers comprehensively handle every type of incident within their area of responsibility. This includes initial patrol response, crime scene processing, evidence collection, follow-up investigation, interview and interrogation, search warrants, and case submittals for prosecution. Also, due to the close proximity, officers frequently interact with members of Arizona and California law enforcement agencies within the tri-state area.
Each officer has also received specialized training, and maintains any required certification, for each of the following: AR-15 rifle, swift water rescue, breath instrument operation, special DUI testing, bike patrol, dash mounted radar, crime scene investigation, GPS navigation, and accident investigation. Many officers have also expanded their skills into several other specialties such as: crisis intervention, advanced first aid, CPR, Automatic Electronic Defibrillator, and advanced crime scene investigation.
Resident Officers also take on many additional responsibilities related to significant departmental affairs. Many of these obligations are distinctive to the mission of the unit, such as: DARE, Explorer Program Coordinator, Laughlin PIO, Safety Coordinator, Homeland Security Liaison, Special Events Coordinator, Emergency Management Intermediary, Tri-Sate Intelligence Association, Tri-Sate Investigator's Network, Training Coordinator, Laughlin Criminal Apprehension Team, MVP Coordinator, Community Relations Delegate, Outlaw Bikers Investigator's Association, and Vehicle Assignment and Maintenance Coordinator. Officers of the Resident Officer Unit are very active within the communities of their jurisdiction. They take part in numerous community events in on-duty, as well as off-duty, capacities. They have a close rapport with citizens, business owners and employees, civic leaders, and school staff members.
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