Michael Boone is an active training and counseling officer at his agency’s academy. As a 20-year veteran of the department, he is currently one of the lead instructors of Search and Seizure and a member of the Search and Seizure Committee. As a member of the committee, he is responsible for staying current on court decisions, 4th Amendment issues, development of new lesson plans, and pushing out new training to the department. Michael also teaches Interview and Interrogation, Miranda, Defensive Tactics, and various other subjects at the academy. Michael has a great passion for the 4th Amendment and is an IDALEST nationally certified instructor with Blue to Gold Training.
Michael has worked in numerous assignments, with a strong focus on investigations and training. After patrol, Michael worked as a Field Training Officer, then moved into preliminary investigations with an emphasis on violent crimes. Michael then promoted to the rank of narcotics detective, where he was the affiant of numerous search warrants and arrest warrants. After five years as a detective, he was chosen to become a Federal Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration. As a TFO, he was the case agent of many Title-III Affidavits, Search Warrants, Arrest Warrants, Pen Registers, and Tracker Warrants while conducting local and international investigations into drug trafficking organizations. Michael was the lead case agent in which a local drug trafficking organization was completely dismantled. Michael was also assigned to the Clark County Gang Task Force, in which he oversaw cases involving violent suspects with gang ties.
Michael has specialized training as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Crisis Intervention Team, Gang Response Officer, Nevada POST First Line Supervisor, ODV Narcotics Test Instructor, and CPR Instructor. Michael is also a part of various special projects to include the editing and continual revision of The Criminal Offense Handbook, which is a cliff notes version of the Nevada Revised Statutes that the department utilizes daily. Michael was also part of developing and instructing a domestic violence investigations class to the supervisors of his agency. Michael has also taught domestic violence classes at the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy.
Michael has received the Unit Meritorious Award (2006), US Air Force Office of Special Investigations Law Enforcement Team of the Year (2009), Unit Exemplary Award (2018), Exemplary Service Award- Criminal Offense Handbook (2018), Exemplary Service Award- Domestic Violence Training (2019), and multiple letters of commendation throughout his career.