Officer Arnold Parker began his career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2009. His strong desire for building a better community and passion for helping others Officer Parker decided to join the Community Oriented Policing (COP) Unit at South Central Area Command. While at COP Officer Parker was able to build a hearty relationship with the community he served by leading, assisting, and developing programs. Parker is a true believer in “We are as strong as our weakest link,” and “Without mentoring and development we have no FUTURE”.
Prior to joining the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Parker was born and raised locally in the Las Vegas community where he attended Cimarron Memorial High School. Officer Parker was a team captain of his High School’s Football Team and Track Team, later to be honored as the “Nevada State Football Player of the Year” and “Athlete of the Year”. Officer Parker later went on to earn himself an academic/athletic football scholarship to the University of Utah. While at the University of Utah Officer Parker was voted as a team captain, served as a student-athlete mentor, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. After graduating Officer Parker was able to continue a lifelong dream to sign an NFL contract and play 5 years of professional football.
Officer Parker is currently serving in the Office of the Sheriff Security Section where he continues to provide great leadership and customer service for the community. Officer Parker also continues to give his free time as Advisor for the LVMPD Explorer Program, mentor our youth at juvenile detention facilities, sports program developer for low income and at-risk youth, and a mentor for the Hope for Prisoners ex-felon reentry Program.