Kirk Hooten

Kirk Hooten

Director

Kirk is returning to the LVPPA Executive Board for a second tour of duty, having spent 2011-2014 as Director of Communications and Director of Governmental affairs.

Kirk was hired by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in February 1994. For the first three and a half years of his career, he worked in the Patrol Division assigned to the Southwest Area Command, Northwest Area Command, Support Services Bureau and Downtown Area Command. In September 1997, he transferred to the Vice/Narcotics Bureau where he spent nearly twenty years, assigned to Vice for one year and the remainder in Narcotics. During his time in Narcotics, Kirk was assigned to Street Narcotics, the Marijuana Grow Initiative, and most notably, eleven years on Federal Task Forces with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Department of Homeland Security. While working with the DEA, Kirk was fortunate to have worked multiple international cases and traveled to Belgium, Spain, Thailand and Denmark in support of those cases.

In August 2008 Kirk was appointed to the LVPPA Board of directors as an At-Large representative prior to accepting both positions on the Executive Board.