Officer, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Lissette Ruiz is a Police Officer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and is currently assigned to the Office of Community Engagement (OCE). At OCE, Lissette, along with her partner Marquis Hines, is in charge of developing and implementing the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program (LEAD) for LVMPD. Lissette started her career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2007, and some of her previous assignments include Patrol Enforcement, Vice, Criminal Intelligence as an undercover detective, Special Investigations and Community Policing.
Since taking part in the development of the LEAD program, Lissette has had the opportunity to speak publicly to several community partners in the mental health and addiction sectors. LEAD speaking engagements include the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) State Conference, the City of Las Vegas Community Services Neighborhood College, The State of Nevada Association for Addiction Professionals (SNAAP) Symposium on Medicated Assisted Treatment, the Office of the Attorney General Adam Laxalt Law Enforcement Summit in Carson City, the Southern Nevada Chapter of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) yearly conference and most recently at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta Georgia.
Lissette received her Bachelors in Arts degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with two majors, Psychology and Sociology.