Yasenia Yatomi is an Assistant Sheriff with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) with more than 23 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to being promoted in December 2022, she served as the Deputy Chief of the Tourist Safety Division and was responsible for the tourist corridor to include the Airport, Support Operations, and Traffic Bureaus.
Yasenia was promoted to Deputy Chief in September 2021 and was assigned to the Community Policing Division where she was responsible for eight area commands and over 2000 employees. Prior to her promotion, Chief Yatomi served as the Captain over the Internal Oversight and Constitutional Policing Bureau. She served as the Commander for the Gang/Vice Bureau under the Investigative Services Division and oversaw numerous task forces comprised of other agencies and federal law enforcement partners whose purpose was to investigate human trafficking, organized crime, and violent crimes involving gangs and narcotics.
She served as the Commander for the K9 Section under the Homeland Security Division, Lieutenant of the Internal Affairs Bureau, Administrative Lieutenant for South Central Area Command, and LVMPD Watch Commander for valley-wide patrol operations in Clark County, Nevada, whose population is 2.3 million.
She also supervised the Criminal Intelligence Section’s Undercover Squad and the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Squad.
Chief Yatomi served 10 years in a patrol capacity where she was assigned to several area commands and various units: Robbery, Problem Solving Unit, and Bike Patrol. As a Patrol Sergeant, she supervised the Homeland Security Saturation Team, and Mobile Crime Saturation Team under the Homeland Security Division and the Community Policing Division, respectively. In addition to her policing experience, Captain Yatomi has served as a liaison on numerous boards to include the Citizens Review Board, Use of Force Board, and Return to Duty Board. She also supervised the Early Identification and Intervention Program which was designed to alert and identify patterns of performance issues with employees.