Joe Lombardo began his service to others in the United States Army, serving in the Army, National Guard, and Army. After his service to his country, Joe dedicated himself to protecting our communities – serving in law enforcement over the last 30 years. Governor Lombardo quickly rose through the ranks of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) and, after 26 years on the force, was elected as Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, in 2014.
Sheriff Lombardo’s professional affiliations include Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA), National Sheriffs Association (NSA), FBI – Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA), Vice-Chair Nevada Commission for Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy Associates. He has also served as Board Member for the LVMPD Foundation (2007-2014), After School All-Stars (2015-2020), Goodwill of Southern Nevada (2007-2009), Make A Wish (2015-2020), Committee Member for the NV Communications Steering Committee (2012-2014) and MCC’s representative to the Public Safety Advisory Committee (2012-2014).
Governor Lombardo holds a B.S. and a M.S. in crisis management, both from UNLV.