Joe Lombardo

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Joe Lombardo
Joe Lombardo at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's academy graduation ceremony, June 14, 2016
Lombardo in 2016.
17th Sheriff of Clark County
Assumed office
January 5, 2015
Preceded by Doug Gillespie
Personal details
Born Joseph Michael Lombardo
(1962-11-08) November 8, 1962 (age 55)
Japan
Political party Republican (1999–present)
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. (1976–present)
Education FBI National Academy
Rancho High School
Alma mater University of Nevada, Las Vegas (B.S. and M.S.)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Nevada National Guard
 United States Army
United States Army Reserve

Joseph Michael Lombardo (born November 8, 1962) is an American law enforcement officer and has been the elected 17th Sheriff of Clark County since January 5, 2015.[1][2][3][4] He is a member of the Republican Party.[5]

History[edit]

On December 4, 2013, Lombardo announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Clark County.[6]

On November 4, 2014, Lombardo won the election by a closer margin of 51% to 49% against former Democratic LVMPD Captain Larry Burns, who was endorsed by former Democratic Clark County Sheriff Jerry Keller and outgoing Democratic Nevada Attorney General (now U.S. Senator) Catherine Cortez Masto. Lombardo was endorsed by former Republican Clark County Assistant Sheriff and 2014 candidate Ted Moody,[7] former Republican Clark County Sheriff Bill Young and outgoing Republican Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.[8]

On July 18, 2015, Lombardo began the decentralization of a detective unit.[9]

On March 30, 2016, Lombardo connected the Las Vegas crime increase to a California law named Proposition 47 reducing prison overcrowding.[10]

On April 27, 2016, Lombardo responded directly to the questions about a recent spike of violent crimes in Las Vegas which increased and the decentralization of a gang unit.[11][12]

On May 17, 2016, Lombardo disagreed with FBI director James Comey on a recent spike of violent crimes in Las Vegas.[13]

On December 11, 2016, Lombardo and the Las Vegas Sun editorial board called for more gun control legislation.[14]

On October 2, 2017, Lombardo was the spokesperson for police briefings after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting at Mandalay Bay and Route 91 Harvest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lombardo, Joe (December 4, 2013). "Joe Lombardo". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ Schoenmann, Joe (June 27, 2014). "In Clark County sheriff race, Joe Lombardo, Larry Burns will pit police brass against police union". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ Lochhead, Colton (January 5, 2015). "Sheriff Lombardo offers lighthearted laughs in swearing in ceremony". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ Torres-Cortez, Ricardo (December 12, 2016). "Clark County sheriff shares insights on challenges of 2016". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ "On Duty For Joe with Sheriff Joe Lombardo". Nevada Republican Party. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ Nordli, Brian; Valley, Jackie (December 4, 2013). "Metro Police veteran Joe Lombardo jumps into race for sheriff". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ Blasky, Mike (October 1, 2014). "Sheriff's race turns: Moody endorses Lombardo". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ Blasky, Mike; McCabe, Francis (November 4, 2014). "Lombardo wins Clark County sheriff's race". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ Lochhead, Colton (July 26, 2015). "3 notable changes since Sheriff Joseph Lombardo took office". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  10. ^ Torres-Cortez, Ricardo (March 31, 2016). "Sheriff links Las Vegas crime hike to California law to reduce prison crowd". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ Juhl, Wesley (April 27, 2016). "Sheriff Lombardo answers questions about recent spike in violent Las Vegas crime". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ Torres-Cortez, Ricardo (April 28, 2016). "Lombardo: Surge in violent Las Vegas crime 'keeps me up at night'". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ Juhl, Wesley (May 17, 2016). "Clark County sheriff disagrees with FBI director, says Metro is understaffed". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ Sun Editorial (December 11, 2016). "High-capacity magazine ban a must for Nevadans' safety". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 17, 2016. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Doug Gillespie
Sheriff of Clark County
January 5, 2015 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent