Police and Fire Services
They serve and protect us! It’s important that you know where they are located and how to contact them.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Since 1973, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has been protecting the residents of Las Vegas. LVMPD, commonly referred to as “Metro,” serves the city limits of Las Vegas and the unincorporated areas of Clark County. LVMPD is one of the few police departments in the nation with an elected sheriff as its head. Both the city of Las Vegas and Clark County fund the department jointly. The sheriff and much of the executive staff are located at Las Vegas City Hall. Citizens can request information, file crime reports, report accidents and talk to the police officers who serve their area from any of their respective centers: Bolden, 1851 Stella Lake Street; Convention Center, 750 Sierra Vista Drive; Downtown, 621 North Ninth Street; Enterprise, 6975 West Windmill Lane; Northeast, 831 North Mojave Road; Northwest, 9850 West Cheyenne Avenue; South Central, 4860 South Las Vegas Boulevard; Southeast, 3675 East Harmon Avenue. The department maintains a comprehensive forensics laboratory including fingerprint identification, ballistics, handwriting analysis and DNA testing. The Communications Bureau operates as the public safety answering point for the LVMPD. It has an enhanced 9-1-1 system.
Fire and Rescue
The 690 employees of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue help protect one of the most recognizable cities in the world. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is one of only eight departments worldwide that have attained both an Insurance Services Office Class One rating and is accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.
Fire Operations, Prevention and Inspection
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue operates 19 fire engines, six ladder trucks, 20 ambulances, a technical rescue team, water tanker, air/light unit, mobile command post and two hazardous materials units placed at 17 fire stations strategically located throughout the city. Fire prevention staff conducts inspections at construction sites and at current businesses to ensure that fire and life safety codes are adhered to. The Fire Protection Engineering & Planning section works with planners and architects to review new construction plans or existing upgrades/modifications to ensure the plans meet fire and life safety codes. In addition, the department operates the only public safety bomb squad in Southern Nevada and offers a fully-equipped hazardous materials team ready to handle any emergency, including acts of terrorism.
Emergency Medical Services
The department operates 20 licensed advance life support ambulances; all 19 fire engines are also paramedic rated, providing 36 paramedic units to the city. Further, the department operates a Technical Rescue Team, which is equipped with the latest in rescue and extrication equipment. All firefighters are either certified emergency medical technicians or certified paramedics. Additional services are also available to the public and businesses. For more information, visit the department’s Web site at www.lasvegasfire.org.