Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Public Administration

First Committee Member

Christopher Stream, Chair

Number of Pages



The City of Las Vegas Detention and Enforcement (CLVDE) is a highly efficient, professionally managed, unique law enforcement agency. The CLVDE has a multifaceted mission and is responsible for providing diverse law enforcement, patrol, code enforcement and support services for the City of Las Vegas. The agency is comprised of several operational divisions: A city Jail, an Animal Control division, Parking Enforcement and the Marshals (police). For many years, the CLVDE, has enjoyed the unique distinction of being a "Triple Crown" accredited agency1. The agency currently has attained accreditation status from several nationally recognized professional organizations such as: The American Correctional Association (ACA), The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This rarely obtained distinction provides many employees within the organization with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Here is the concern: By any measure, the status does not come cheap


City of Las Vegas Detention and Enforcement – Accreditation; Law enforcement; Nevada – Las Vegas


Law Enforcement and Corrections | Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Public Administration




Appendixes attached

Appendices.pdf (278 kB)

AppendixA.pdf (19473 kB)
Appendix A

AppendixB.pdf (2687 kB)
Appendix B

AppendixC.pdf (21364 kB)
Appendix C

AppendixD.pdf (1019 kB)
Appendix D