Multi-Cultural Advisory Council

The Sheriff’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Council (MMAC) was formed by former Sheriff Bill Young and Doug Gillespie (then Undersheriff) in April of 2003. The group has a diverse makeup of Hispanics, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Arab-Americans, the Gay/Lesbian community, and a representative from the ACLU. The primary goal of the panel is twofold: to listen to concerns and together work on ways to solve issues/concerns, and in turn, provide the Council with a knowledge of the culture of the LVMPD.

This 30-member committee meets monthly to discuss community issues with Sheriff Joseph Lombardo and the Undersheriff. Since its inception, the MMAC continues to be the eyes and ears of the community and continues to provide valuable feedback to the LVMPD. At the same time, board members are educated about policing making it a win-win situation for both.

MMAC Mission Statement:
The mission of the MMAC is to serve as a resource for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in developing and understanding diversity awareness and cultural competence among its staff; and to assist the department in providing a respectful, safe, reliable, trustworthy and responsive service with integrity to a diverse population.

For more information, please call 702-828-3231 or e-mail