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Las Vegas Metro Police Department Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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Las Vegas Metro Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo
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  1. "Crime Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Crime Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Crime Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Las Vegas Metro Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits amazing salary and exciting job. This is a career not a job. You will do great things and help the community. You will gain much daughter after job skills

    Cons

    This job is not a 9-5. If holidays and weekends are important to you this is not the career for you.


  2. "Protect the City"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Las Vegas Metro Police Department full-time

    Pros

    Some wonderful people work there.

    Cons

    This agency has become very stats driven.

  3. "career at metro"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    very rewarding work with the community

    Cons

    management is out of touch

    Advice to Management

    update headquarters staff and start over


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Las Vegas Metro Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offers a Competitive salary related to similar type positions
    Work week of Four ten hour days with three days off
    Offers pretty Decent insurance and a fairly attractive pension plan
    Great job stability

    Cons

    It is sometimes a blessing to not be aware of the crime around you. Working in law enforcement forces you to be more aware of your environment.
    Civilians are treated differently than commissioned folks


  5. "Sr.Law Enforcement Tech/AA"

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    Former Employee - Admin Assist in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Admin Assist in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Las Vegas Metro Police Department (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    professional stable career
     , good benefits, training

    Cons

    Long hours , negative situations in criminal situations

    Advice to Management

    Always referece to the ICARE values acronym for integrity, courage accoyntability, respect and excellence


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Skills of the Chain of command leaves much to be desired"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you like working with the community, this job is for you. You will have multiple opportunities to interact with the public on various levels.

    Cons

    The chain of command seems to be constantly posturing politically so that they are promoted to the next chief/AS/US position. If you are not one of the "boys", good luck getting promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Review people for their skills, not how well they play golf or the last time they hosted a poker game.


  7. "Electronic Data System Infrastructure Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Transfer & Classification Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Transfer & Classification Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Las Vegas Metro Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    5,000 strong; moderate size; top notch; forever striving to stay at the top; shining example

    Cons

    None to speak of; have enjoyed every day of work since joining it 18 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (2)

    "LVMPD Forensic Laboratory"

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    Current Employee - Nevada in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Nevada in Las Vegas, NV
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Las Vegas Metro Police Department full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and salary are great. Flexible work shifts and most people are very understanding of family and personal situations. The work is fulfilling and rewarding, but demanding. It is fast-paced and multi-tasking is a must.

    Cons

    People tend to forget that they work in a public sector, for the people. There can be disconnects between personality types and the management. As it is a demanding and fast-paced, some individuals still see it as 'government work,' or do not put it at the level of importance it really deserves. Some do not take pride in their work product and it leads to discontent and negativity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to further your own career and pay attention to what is important.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Communications (Dispatch)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, salary and retirement. Energetic environment, co-workers are like family.

    Cons

    Sitting at positions for hours, sometimes with no breaks. Manager selection not based on testing of skills, has been biased.

    Advice to Management

    Test for all civilian positions, including Director, not a yes man for the sheriff and his designee


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Third level command position."

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    Current Employee - Police Captain in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Police Captain in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Las Vegas Metro Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fulfilling but challenging career. Typically takes 15 or more years to attain this rank. Tremendous opportunity to help people and the community in which we live. Meaningful work.

    Cons

    Can be challenging to a regular family lifestyle due to the hours worked and the constant intrusion of emergencies on your personal life. It is critical that you maintain a healthy lifestyle and a work/life balance.


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