Gary Schofield

Deputy Chief

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Personal Background

Chief Schofield was born at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. His family moved to the Las Vegas area first in 1968 and then returned for a permanent stay in 1972. He joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 1985 after serving in the USAF.


In 1990 he was recalled to active duty in the USAF for Desert Storm and returned to the Department upon its conclusion.



Associate degree in Criminal Justice

Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice

Masters degree in Administration of Criminal Justice


Law Enforcement History

Chief Schofield started his law enforcement career in the USAF as a Security Police Officer in 1980. He joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 1985 and has been assigned to Patrol, Field Training, SWAT, Narcotics, and the Gang Unit. As a Captain he has commanded the Southwest Area Command, Bolden Area Command, Training Bureau, and Gang Crimes Bureau to include the Special Investigations Section.  As Deputy Chief he has been in charge of the Central Patrol Division and the Professional Standards Division, which includes Internal Affairs Bureau, Human Resources Bureau, Labor Relations, and Organizational Development/Training Bureau.  He is currently assigned to the Tourist Safety Division which includes: Downtown Area Command, Convention Center Area Command, Airport Bureau, Traffic Bureau and the Support Operations Bureau.


Professional Highlights and Affiliations

LVMPD Museum Board

Member Police Executive Research Forum

Board Member American Red Cross – Southern NV

Member International Association of Chiefs of Police

Member National Tactical Officers Association

Member American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers

Member Asian Chamber of Commerce

Board Member National Asian Police Officers Association

Member Asian Command Officers Association

Member American Legion Post 100

Member Southern Poverty Law Center

Board Member United Way, Success by 6 Program

(Past) Board Member & Vice Chair Sunrise Manor Town Board

(Past) Board Member Community Development Advisory Committee

Member National Eagle Scout Association


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