Henderson NV City Manager: Deputy Chief Todd Peters Named Acting POLICE CHIEF Amid Investigation

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The Henderson city manager has announced that Deputy Chief, Todd Peters, has been named acting police chief.

Chief Peters was born in Buffalo, NY, and moved to Clark County in 1986. He joined the Henderson Police Department in 1994


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Law Enforcement History

During his time as a patrol officer, Deputy Chief Peters worked in patrol operations and became a field training officer. In 1997 he was transferred to the Detective Bureau where he investigated Property Crimes, Adult and Child Sexual Abuse cases and Child Abuse cases. He was promoted to sergeant in 2000 and supervised various patrol squads, was the academy sergeant at the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy and sergeant in charge of the Problem Solving Unit. In 2005 he was promoted to lieutenant where he first served as a Patrol Watch Commander. He served in the department’s Professional Standards Bureau for Internal Affairs, background investigations and support functions as well as the accreditation unit through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). As a lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Division he oversaw Homeland Security, Robbery/Homicide, the Special Victims Unit and Property and Financial Crimes. He was promoted to captain in 2011. He was named Deputy Chief in August 2012 and currently oversees the Support Command. source


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • POST Management and Executive Certificate
  • Graduated the 249 session of the FBI National Academy
  • Boston University – Senior Management Institute for Police – 63rd Session 2016

Peters was named acting police chief Thursday night amid an internal investigation into Police Chief Patrick Moers over his relationship with the department’s fundraising group.


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