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Henderson Police

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Jutta G. Chambers

Jutta Chambers was appointed Chief of Police in September 2008, becoming the 11th person to head the city of Henderson Police Department since the Cityís incorporation in 1953. She joined the Henderson Police Department as a patrol officer in September 1983.

Chief Chambers was born in Germany and lived in several states while growing up. She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in April 1979 and completed her four-year tour at Nellis Air Force Base in 1983.

She was the first female police officer in the departmentís history and later served as a K-9 officer. She also spent a year as an undercover narcotics officer. In 1993 she was promoted to sergeant and in 1997 she was promoted to lieutenant, serving in investigations. In 2001 she was appointed to captain and assigned to investigations. She later served as the captain over the West Area Command, East Area Command and Technical Services. In 2005 she was named deputy chief over Operations - West Command and later was deputy chief over the Support Command.

Chief Chambers is a graduate of Nevada State College with a bachelorís degree in public administration in law enforcement. She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. She is working toward her masterís degree in justice management from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Chief Chambers retired in March 2012 after more than 28 years with the Henderson Police Department.

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