Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody announced his retirement from the department Wednesday, police said.
Moody joined Las Vegas police in June 1983 and was promoted to assistant sheriff in April 2008. During nearly 30 years of service, he supervised investigative services, worked to develop counter-terrorism protocols and served as commander of the Downtown Area Command, where crime was significantly reduced, according to his biography on the Police Department website.
Moody is the founder of the Crisis Intervention Team, which in 2003 became the first such program in Nevada. The program focuses on first-responder officers trained to deal with the needs of the mentally ill.
Police did not give a reason for his retirement.
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