A Las Vegas police captain has been named as the new head of the department’s traffic bureau.
Capt. Jason Letkiewicz is the senior captain in the Metropolitan Police Department and now oversees its traffic division, according to the division’s Twitter account.
Letkiewicz took over for Capt. Nick Farese, who was relieved of duty with pay on May 31 without public explanation.
Metro spokeswoman Alejandra Zambrano said Wednesday that Farese returned to duty on Saturday as captain of Metro’s communications bureau, a position previously held by Letkiewicz.
Farese had been the face of the traffic unit through media interviews and various social media videos warning the public of impaired driving and other dangerous driving and pedestrian habits.
Letkiewicz has been with Metro for 25 years and “brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the bureau,” the Twitter post said.
Metro’s public information office denied an interview request regarding the traffic bureau.
Messages seeking comment from Farese have not been returned.