Tuesday, July 18, 2017|11:01 a.m.
Clark County Constable Joe Lombardo revealed today his intention to look for re-election next year.
The nearly 30-year law enforcement veteran began as a patrolman with Metro Cops in 1989. He directly beat retired Capt. Larry Burns in the November 2014 election for sheriff, edging him out by 2 percent of the vote.
“City is the finest authorities company in America, I genuinely think that, and we’ve gotten even much better over these past three years,” Lombardo stated in a statement. “We put more cops on the streets, equipped with the latest technology, and integrated that with a distinct focus on neighborhood policing.”
Lombardo has lived in Clark County for 40 years and graduated from Rancho High School and UNLV. Before he was chosen sheriff, he ran City’s homeland security, patrol and search-and-rescue departments.
“Even before I was chosen constable, I worked carefully with the Justice Department to revamp our use-of-force policy and boost our counter-terrorism facilities,” Lombardo stated. “Now, there’s a culture of responsibility that has actually saved lives while improving public trust. But there’s more to be done.”
Metro employs more than 4,000 officers and has an annual budget of more than $950 million.