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Chance McClish

Legal Instructor

Chance McClish is a Nevada native who honorably retired as a Police Officer II with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2022. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada at Reno and a Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I Advanced Certificate. During his nearly 23-year career with the LVMPD he has held many operational and training positions to include Field Training Officer, Academy Staff, as a department training officer within the Organizational Development Bureau and served as a member with both the Crisis Intervention Team and the Multi-Agency Counter-Terrorism Assault Capability Task Force.

For over a decade, Chance served as primary Fourth Amendment law instructor at the LVMPD Police Academy, authoring both the Use of Force and Search and Seizure curriculums, and earning a reputation for being a knowledgeable and passionate teacher.  Beyond his normal duties, he served as a federal Rule 30(b)(6) witness and sat on the LVMPD Search and Seizure and Use of Force committees where he was routinely tasked with the creation and delivery of instruction for his department.

As a senior member of LVMPD’s Organization Development Bureau, Chance also held numerous instructor roles, teaching in areas such as Close Quarter Engagements, NHTSA DUI Detection and SFSTs, Advanced Officer Skills, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, MACTAC, ECD/Taser®, and is an Advanced Defensive Tactics Instructor.  He has also received numerous awards and commendations for his work, including the Medal of Honor, a Life Saving Award, the 1 October Service Award, four Exemplary Service Awards, and is a 2021 LVMPD Foundation Best of the Badge inductee.

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Upcoming Training for Chance McClish

Washington & Jefferson College
04/23/2024

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04/25/2024

Advanced Search & Seizure
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Advanced Traffic Stops
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Advanced Criminal Investigations
Thursday, April 25, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Washington, PA - Advanced Search and Seizure 04-23-2024
$ 225.00
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Washington, PA - Advanced Traffic Stops 04-24-2024
$ 225.00
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Washington, PA - Advanced Criminal Investigations 04-25-2024
$ 225.00
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Denton Sheriff’s Office | Front Lobby Training Room
05/21/2024

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05/23/2024

Emerging Legal Trends
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bulletproof Report Writing
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Real World De-Escalation
Thursday, May 23, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Duty to Intervene
Thursday, May 23, 2024 | Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Denton, TX - Emerging Legal Trends 05-21-2024
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Denton, TX - Bulletproof Report Writing 05-22-2024
$ 225.00
21 available
Denton, TX - Real World De-Escalation 05-23-2024
$ 125.00
28 available
Denton, TX - Duty to Intervene 05-23-2024
$ 125.00
30 available
Murfreesboro Police Department
07/23/2024

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07/25/2024

Advanced Search & Seizure
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Advanced Traffic Stops
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Advanced Criminal Investigations
Thursday, July 25, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Murfreesboro, TN - Advanced Traffic Stops 07-24-2024
$ 225.00
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Murfreesboro, TN - Advanced Criminal Investigations 07-25-2024
$ 225.00
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Education

Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice
University of Nevada, Reno
1999

Employment

Police Officer
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas, Nevada
2000-Present

Patrol Officer; Downtown Area Command
2000-2004

Patrol Field Training and Evaluation Officer; Downtown Area Command
2004-2008

Police Academy Training Officer
2008-2010

Police Academy Training and Counselling Officer
2010-Present

Employment Related Certifications

Basic Certificate (Category I) Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
Nevada POST
2000

Intermediate Certificate, Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
Nevada POST
2013

Advanced Certificate, Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
Nevada POST
2013

Instructor Development
LVMPD
2008

Advanced Instructor Development
LVMPD
2021

Instructor Development: Management and Planning Level Certification
National Center for Biomedical Research and Training Academy of CounterTerrorist Education
2015-Present

Defensive Tactics Instructor
LVMPD
2013-2015

Electronic Control Device / TASER Instructor
LVMPD
2013-2016

Electronic Control Device / TASER X2, X26P Primary Instructor
TASER Training Academy
2016-Present

Electronic Control Device / TASER 7 Primary Instructor
AXON/TASER Training Academy
2019-Present

Advanced Officer Skills and Training (AOST) Close Quarter Combative (CQC) Instructor
LVMPD Advanced Officer Training / Reality Based Training
2015-Present

Multi-Agency Counter-Terrorism Assault Capability (MACTAC) Instructor
LVMPD
2014-present

Tactical High Angle/Rappel Operator Qualification Course
US Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
2014

Simunition® Force-On-Force Scenario Development and Safety Instructor
Simunition® General Dynamics Ordinance and Tactical Systems Inc.
2011

DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA)
2009

Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR),and First Aid Instructor
American Heart Association
2017

BolaWrap Remote Restraint Device Master Instructor Course
Wrap Technologies, Inc.
2021

Wrap Reality Virtual Reality System Intermediate Instructor Course
Wrap Technologies, Inc.
2021

Tactical Emergency Medicine (TEMS) Technician
Strategic Operations Inc.
2022

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Tactical Combat Casualty Care TCCC Equivalent) Certification
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)
2022

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Crisis Intervention Team Member (40-Hour Certification)
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
2022

 

Employment Experience

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 30(b)(6) Subject Matter Expert / Person Most Knowledgeable: Training, Use of Force, Search and Seizure
LVMPD Office of General Council 2013-Present

Fourth Amendment – Law of Search and Seizure Course Author and Primary Instructor (Police Training Academy)
LVMPD
2013-Present

Search and Seizure Committee
LVMPD
2013-Present

Critical Incident Review Team (CIRT) Investigator Course Development Team and Curriculum Primary Author
LVMPD
2010

Use of Force (Critical Policy Revision and Redevelopment) Committee
LVMPD
2011

Use of Force Critical Policy Revision Primary Department Instructor
LVMPD
2011

Use of Force Law, Policy, and Procedure Curriculum Author and Primary Instructor (Police Training Academy)
LVMPD
2011-Present

LVMPD Use of Force Policy Revision Curriculum Author and Course Developer
LVMPD
2020

Office of Internal Oversight Use of Force Policy Revision Committee
LVMPD
2020

Use of Force Policy Revision Curriculum and Instruction Author
LVMPD
2020

MILO Use of Force / Force Option Simulation System Primary Instructor and Curriculum Development LVMPD
2014-Present

Academy De-Escalation Scenario-Based Training Evaluator and Curriculum Development
LVMPD
2014-Present

LVMPD History and Contemporary Police Reform Lesson Plan and Curriculum Co-Author
LMVPD
2021

MACTAC Tactical Emergency Medicine Primary Instructor
LVMPD
2022

 

Awards & Commendations

Commendable Action
Patrol Division, Downtown Area Command
2006

Commendable Action
Professional Standards Division
2010

Commendable Action
Patrol Division, Northwest Area Command
2020

Commendable Action
Office of the Undersheriff
2020

Life Saving Award
2007

Unit Exemplary Service Award
2010

Unit Exemplary Service Award
2012

Unit Exemplary Service Award
2013

Unit Exemplary Service Award
2017

1 October Service Award
2019

Medal of Honor
2020

Inductee, Best of the Badge
2021

 

Additional Relevant Employment Education and Course Study

Use of Force: Response and Documentation
LVMPD
2002 and 2007

Use of Force Issues and Documentation
LVMPD
2008

Use of Force Law and Liability
Jack Ryan
Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute
2011

Procedural Justice Through Non-Biased Based Policing
LVMPD
2015

Advanced Arrest and Control Tactics
LVMPD
2015

Constitutional Law
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Law
Professor Chereminsky
2015, 2016

Tactical Medical for First Responders
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
2021

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