Gary G. Schofield
Gary G. Schofield was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve as the United States Marshal for the District of Nevada. He was sworn in on April 27, 2018.
Marshal Schofield leads the operations of the U.S. Marshals Service in Nevada. Additionally, he serves on the Nevada Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Board, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Executive Board, and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force executive board.
Prior to being appointed, Schofield served at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) as a Deputy Chief of Police. As Deputy Chief, he led major divisions of the agency that covered all facets of operations and administration at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department composed of over 6,000 employees. He implemented the training and accountability portions of the Department of Justice Collaborative Reform Process. The reform process implemented major reforms in the Use of Force and reduced the amount of deadly force by offices of the agency. As a result, he was asked to testify at the Presidents Commission on 21st Century policing on the need for effective police and community efforts as well as the need for effective leadership and training programs.
Upon graduation from high school in 1980 he joined the United States Air Force (USAF) and started his law enforcement career in the United States Air Force Security Police. His duty assignments included units in North Dakota, Texas, Greenland, South Carolina, and Nevada. During his service he led teams protecting U.S. Military personnel and commanded the United States Air Force Emergency Services Teams (SWAT). He transferred to the United States Air Force Reserves in 1985 and joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. In 1990, he was recalled to active duty in the United States Air Force for Desert Storm and returned to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department upon its conclusion.
Marshal Schofield has served on multiple community boards. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Red Cross of Southern Nevada, the former Vice Chair of the Sunrise Manor Town Board, was a member of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition Committee on Homelessness. He also served on the State of Nevada Police Officers Standards and Training Commission as one of the commissioners appointed by Governor Sandoval.
Marshal Schofield holds an Associate degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the United States Air Force, a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Thomas Edison University, and a Master's degree in Administration of Criminal Justice from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.