Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody
BACKGROUND/LAW ENFORCEMENT HISTORY
Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) in June 1983 following four years of active duty service with the United States Marine Corps. Ted earned his master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Ted has held numerous positions within the LVMPD during nearly 30 years of service, and currently serves as the Commander, Law Enforcement Operations Group, overseeing approximately 3,000 commissioned officers and civilian support personnel assigned to the agency’s patrol and detention services divisions (the Clark County Detention Center):
- • Assistant Sheriff Moody has been a principal architect and national leader in the development of post-Mumbai, India (November, 2008), terrorist attack response protocols now known nationally as Multi-Assault Counter-Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC);
- • While serving as Deputy Chief of the Investigative Services Division, Moody was the principal architect of the 2007-08 decentralization of property crimes investigations from the Investigative Services Division to the Patrol Divisions; this restructuring resulted in the reallocation of critical investigative resources, placing them closely alongside officers patrolling our neighborhoods and making them readily accessible to those who become victims of property crimes;
- • While serving as Commander of the LVMPD Downtown Area Command, Moody led the agency’s first strategic initiative to reduce crime; the unprecedented effort, which relied upon strong internal and external partnerships, significantly reduced crime and improved quality of life in the downtown area during 2004-2005, while also recording significant reductions in police use of force rates and citizen complaints;
- • Assistant Sheriff Moody is the founder of the LVMPD Crisis Intervention Team (2003), the first such program in the State of Nevada; known as “CIT,” the program focuses on first-responder officers who receive specialized training geared to the needs of the mentally ill.
Promoted to Assistant Sheriff, April 2008
Promoted to Deputy Chief, January 2005
Promoted to Captain, January 2003
Promoted to Lieutenant, December 1996
Promoted to Sergeant, June 1990
- Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA., Master of Arts, Security Studies
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Summa Cum Laude
- Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, July, 2012