Sasha Larkin has served for over 22 years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department rising through the ranks in various capacities. She currently oversees the Homeland Security Division that encompasses the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, SWAT, Air Support, K-9 and the Intelligence Section to name a few.
Sasha was the inaugural Captain for the new Summerlin area command in 2019 prior to her current role. Sasha has served in a variety of assignments throughout her career including Patrol, Field Training, Vice, Undercover in the Intelligence Unit, bike officer on the Las Vegas Strip, Internal Affairs, as a Lieutenant in the Gang/Narcotics unit and as part of the Community Engagement team.
She teaches all over the world and in addition to serving with Metro, she has taught yoga for over 23 years including teaching yoga disciplines globally.
We can no longer arrest our way out of problems: Building Communities of Trust to Prevent Radicalization
Whether she's delivering a keynote address or a multiday workshop, Deputy Chief Sasha Larkin makes a compelling case for change. Using social identity theory as a launching pad, Sasha will cover how community building helps us cross the cultural divide and join forces to stop violent extremism before it happens. Particular focuses include the integration of refugees, religious establishment target hardening, human trafficking, and the role of women in community building.
This customizable program includes the following areas of focus:
Fusion Liaison Officer Program:
-For Executives; FLO development
-For Officers: FLO adoption
-For Executives; Best practices, program development, and implementation for religious integration, domestic violence prevention, and fighting crime/closing the loop.
-For Officers: Identiying the needs in your community and developing programs to enhance communication and provide resources for those most at-risk.
Deputy Chief Sasha Larkin, a 22-year veteran of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department teaches first responders a proactive approach that addresses people before they enter the crime-cycle, while they are in the system, and after they rejoin their community. She shares the story of how a drug dealer on the run led to the development of one of the most robust community policing efforts in the US. She also advocates programs that foster community resiliency because she has seen first-hand that pain will either go towards anger or healing. In fact, she and her team developed and implemented a Fusion Liaison Officer program that is now being modeled around the US.
After hearing her program, police executives are heard saying they have to implement these programs in their jurisdictions. On a personal note, Sasha also teaches yoga classes, in part to decompress from the chaos of life with her son and twin girls!
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