Michelle Jotz has been employed by LVMPD since 1993. During her time with the Department, Michelle worked as a summer hire, a part-time and a full-time temporary employee before testing for and becoming an LEST. Since becoming a police officer in 1997, Michelle has worked in patrol (uniformed and bicycle), COP, Special Investigations, the Police Protective Association (PPA), and Internal Affairs. After being promoted to Sergeant in January of 2015, Michelle continued to work in IAB before transferring back to patrol.
Before promoting, Michelle served the PPA membership for 7 years as a full-time Executive Board member where she held the positions of Association Secretary, Assistant Executive Director, and Director of Governmental Affairs. In 2010, Michelle represented the PPA and Southern Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriffs (SNCOPS) at the 26th Special Session and, in 2011, the 76th Session of the Nevada State Legislature. It was during that time that she successfully obtained the support of the Assembly Majority Leader Marcus Conklin to sponsor the bill to remove the sunset on the Jury Duty Exemption for active police officers.
Michelle enjoyed serving the members of the PPA so much that she knew she needed to become involved with the PMSA upon promoting and she did so. Michelle looks forward to representing the members of the Police Managers and Supervisors Association and is grateful for the opportunity.
During the lions’ share of my time with LVMPD (20+ years), I have been a Sergeant. I have enjoyed the challenge of being both manager and leader. As a leader I have supported, lead and mentored many exceptional young men and women; many have gone on to positions superior to mine. As a manager I have matured professionally, embracing the authorities and responsibilities associated with my position. Because of the variety of positions I’ve had, my career here has been nothing short of fantastic! I’ve had the pleasure of working the following assignments: Patrol; Downtown Bikes; FTO; Mounted Unit and Vice Detective. As a Sergeant I worked: Patrol; PSU; Narcotics; COP; OIO; Air Support and now the Vice-Chairman of the LVPMSA.
As a young Officer in Leavenworth Kansas, I was appalled by the illegal behavior of City and Police Managers. I became the President of the F.O.P. Lodge and promptly challenged their behavior in federal court. As I left the courtroom victorious, I knew that I’d always be a champion for employee rights. During my time here at Metro, I have served as a Director of the LVPPA and represented many employees during internal investigations. In the meantime, I have developed a healthy respect for our rights and obligations as supervisors and managers at every level. I am determined to represent the interests of all members of our association equally well, regardless of rank or position.
Our society is changing and as our mission adjusts to this new society, there will be challenges. Regardless of the issue or challenge, Michelle, the Directors, your Legal team and I, will be here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Hello members. My name is Brian Arizmendi and I have been a commissioned officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since December, 1996. I am currently assigned to the Central Booking Bureau, Detention Services Division, and I am appointed as my bureau’s Administrative Lieutenant.
As a member of LVMPD, I have been assigned to a multitude of areas within DSD. As a supervisor, my Corrections assignments have included the Central Booking Bureau, the Field Services Section, and the South Tower Bureau. As a sergeant, I was the only Corrections supervisor ever to be assigned to the Professional Standards Division, Employment Diversity Section.
I am currently enrolled in the University of Oklahoma in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Leadership.
When I am not working or studying, I enjoy spending time with beautiful family, traveling, hiking, golfing, playing tennis, and working out.
As a new representative to the PMSA board of directors, I believe my work and educational experience will be valuable. I plan to work hard to benefit our members and I look forward to serving our membership in this exciting new role.
Chris is presently in his fourth year as a Police Captain, he is currently assigned as the Commander of the Special Weapons and Tactics Bureau which falls under the auspices of the Homeland Security Division. This unit encompasses a full-time SWAT team, a Crisis Negotiation Team, and the Homeland Security Saturation Team.
Prior to this, Chris was assigned as the Area Commander of the Convention Center Area Command which encompasses the Las Vegas Strip tourist corridor, hosting over 43 million visitors each year.
Additionally, he has commanded the Robbery/Homicide Bureau, the Homicide & Sex Crimes Bureau, and the Northwest Area Command patrol substation during his time as a Captain.
As a Police Lieutenant for nearly four years he was assigned to the Critical Incident Review Team (Officer Involved Shooting Investigations), Internal Affairs, and Patrol.
As a Police Sergeant for 8 years, he spent 2 years in Patrol and PSU (Downtown Area Command). Chris spent 6 years in the Robbery/Homicide Bureau supervising detectives and was also federally cross-deputized as a Special Deputy United States Marshal while supervising an FBI Task Force.
As a Police Officer for 8 years, he spent five years as a patrol officer (two years training new police officers) and three years as a gang detective.
Chris is 46 years of age and has been a Police Officer with the LVMPD since 1994. Chris has been married since 1991, he and his wife Mary have two sons, ages 24 and 19.
Chris has been a member of the PMSA since 2002 and a board member since 2014.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. Chris is a graduate of the 262nd Session of the FBI National Academy and holds the Nevada POST Executive certificate.