Patrick Halligan

Nevada Department of Public Safety – Investigation Division, ARMOR Task Force.

Detective Halligan joined the Nevada Department of Public Safety in February 2005 as a Police Officer.

After completing the Basic Police Officer Standards and Training Academy, Detective Halligan was assigned to the Division of Parole and Probation.  There he was assigned to general supervision before being transferred to the Sex Offender Unit and ultimately to the Investigation Division within the Department of Public Safety.  Initially assigned to a DEA Task Force, he was responsible for conducting investigations relating to the illegal diversion of prescription narcotics and later for special investigations relating to political corruption and domestic terrorism.  In 2009 Detective Halligan was assigned to the All-Hazards Regional Multi-Agency Operations and Response (ARMOR) Task Force created by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).  Since serving on the ARMOR Task Force, he has been responsible for inventory, maintenance and calibration of all the Unit’s CBRNE detection equipment.  In addition, he has coordinated and prepared numerous operations for large scale special events and high-profile dignitary visits.  He has worked alongside state, local, and federal police agencies, and multiple private sector partners and stakeholders to develop response protocols and mission specific loadouts for the various incident responses.

Detective Halligan is a Nevada POST certified instructor within the Department.  He has instructed multiple classes for the State of NV, Law Enforcement Academies throughout Southern NV, and assortment of civilian personnel.

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