Thomas A. Roberts

Assistant Sheriff 

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Tom has been in Law Enforcement for the over 30 years serving as a Law Enforcement Specialist in the United States Air Force for 9 ½ years and Police Officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) the last 23 years.  


During his tenure at LVMPD, he rose through the ranks from Police Officer to Assistant Sheriff working a wide variety of assignments at LVMPD.  As a police officer he worked as Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Bike Officer, Problem Solving Unit and Narcotics Detective.   As a Sergeant he worked Bike Patrol, Internal Affairs, Narcotics Interdiction Task Force, Criminal Apprehension Team Task Force and Crisis Negotiator for SWAT.   As a Lieutenant, he worked Patrol, Internal Affairs and as a member of Executive Staff as the Director of Intergovernmental Services.  As a Captain, he led the Southeast Area Command, South Central Area Command and Office of Internal Oversight.  


He was appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief in October of 2013 and led the LVMPD Patrol Division and then the Investigative Services Division.   Tom was appointed to Assistant Sheriff in December 2015. 


Tom is the Treasurer of the Friends of Metro Foundation, Co-Chair for the Rebuilding Every City Around Peace (RECAP) community Initiative, and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  


He is the recipient of three Unit Medals of Valor, three Unit Exemplary Service Awards and the Unit Community Service Award. 


Tom has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of Air Force, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and is pursuing his Master’s in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.  


Tom has been married for 28 years and has two sons who attend UNLV.


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