Captain Marc Cassell
Office Telephone: (702) 267-4568
Office Fax: (702) 267-5051
Captain Cassell has lived in the Las Vegas Valley since 1974 and graduated from Bonanza High School in Las Vegas. Being raised in a law enforcement family, he knew from a young age that his calling was to serve the community as a police officer.
Law Enforcement History
Captain Cassell joined the Henderson Police in 1993 as a corrections officer. In 1994 he became a police officer. He worked as a patrol officer for several years, becoming a gang officer and field training officer before going to the SWAT unit in 1997. He served as a SWAT officer, academy instructor and firearms instructor for six years and then promoted to sergeant in 2003. As a patrol sergeant, he was appointed as field training sergeant and helped train newly promoted sergeants.
Captain Cassell transferred to the Detective Bureau where he supervised detectives for several years before being promoted to lieutenant in 2007. He was a patrol lieutenant before being transferred back to SWAT. Captain Cassell then supervised the Department's SWAT, Narcotics, K9, and task force officers. In 2011, he was assigned to the Technical Services Division where he managed the Departmentís Training Bureau and was the academy commander for the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy. He was promoted to captain in 2012 and is currently assigned to the West Patrol Command.
Captain Cassell has received thousands of hours of specialty training in all avenues of police work, including operational and administrative topics, and he holds a Management Certificate from the Nevada Police Officer Standards and Training (POST). He earned a Certificate in Public Safety Leadership and Development which was issued jointly from the International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute and Phi theta Kappa International Honor Society Leadership Development Program, and is now a certified IPSLEI instructor. Captain Cassell graduated from the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command. Prior to joining the HPD, Captain Cassell attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as a student in their criminal justice program.