Police Chief Out: Mayor seeks ‘new direction’ for LVPD

Police Chief Out: Mayor seeks ‘new direction’ for LVPD

From the Las Vegas Optic

Las Vegas will soon have a new chief of police, Mayor Louie Trujillo confirmed this week. Current Chief of Police David Bibb has been notified of the change in command, but has agreed to remain in the role until his replacement takes over.

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bibb for the job that he did while he was there, and for his professionalism,” Trujillo said.

Trujillo has chosen a replacement for Bibb, but said he won’t make a formal announcement until he presents the candidate to Las Vegas City Council. That announcement could come as early as the next regular meeting, which is scheduled for July 15.

The city has struggled to retain a police chief in recent years, and Bibb has only been on the job for 19 months. He was appointed by former mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron in November 2017 to replace Jerry Delgado, who resigned just days after starting the job.