Chris was hired by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in January 1984. For the first six years of his career, he worked in the Patrol Division assigned to the Southeast Area Command and Northwest Area Command. In February 1990, he transferred to S.W.A.T. where he spent 12 years. In January 2002 he transferred to the Detective Bureau, where he spent time in both Domestic Violence and Robbery. In August 2002 he was appointed as the Assistant Executive Director at the LVPPA.
In October 2006, Chris was elected to succeed Dave Kallas as Executive Director of the Association.