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Mike Boone

Legal Instructor

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.


  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
    Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology

Nevada Post Certificates

Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Certificates


  • Organizational Development Bureau/ TAC Officer, December 2016- Present
  • Narcotics Bureau Detective/Task Force Officer-DEA, August 2009-December 2016
  • Problem Solving Unit, December 2007-August 2009
  • Field Training Officer, November 2006- December 2007
  • Patrol Officer, September 2003- November 2006

Specialized Training

  • NV POST First Line Supervisors Training
  • FTEP Certification
  •  Instructor Development
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Gang Response Officer
  • Search Warrant Preparation
  • Oral Board Rater
  • Narcotics Detective School
  • Narcotics Operations and Investigations
  • Advanced Undercover Techniques
  • Patrol Medicine
  • ODV Narcotics Testing Certified Instructor
  • CPR Instructor

Special Projects/Skills

  • Critical Incident Review Panel: Part of specifically selected group which was assigned to review
    critical incidents.
  • Criminal Offense Handbook: Revised and updated the Criminal Offense Handbook (cliff notes
    version of the Nevada Revised Statutes) utilized by the department daily. Coordinated all
    meetings with subject matter experts, officers, detectives, City Attorneys, and District Attorneys.
    Compiled the updated laws and ordinances along with all edits into the revised edition. The
    handbook continually updated as the laws and policies are amended.
  • Domestic Violence Supervisor Class: Chosen to develop and instruct the class based on
    significant changes to the domestic violence laws. Worked with Policy and Planning and the
    District Attorney’s Office to update the Domestic Violence Policy. Also instructed Domestic
    Violence laws and patrol procedures class at the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy.
  • LVMPD Search and Seizure Committee: Selected to be a member of the committee, with
    regular meetings to discuss and revise policy. Responsible for staying current on court decisions
    and 4th Amendment issues. While working with the committee, new lesson plans and training is
    pushed out to the department.


  • Unit Meritorious Award (2006)
  • USAF Office of Special Investigations Law Enforcement Team of the Year (2009)
  • Unit Exemplary Award-LVMPD Academy (2018)
  • Exemplary Service Award- Criminal Offense Handbook (2018)
  • Exemplary Service Award- Domestic Violence Training (2019)
  • Multiple letters of Commendation and Appreciation

Community Involvement

  • Desert Spring United Methodist Church- Liturgist speaker and member of the Staff Parish
    Relations Committee
  • Heroes United Youth Hockey volunteer coach

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