Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Retired)
Regina Coward-Holman is a 27-year veteran police officer with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. She retired in April 2018 and has maintained her connection to the department and community. Regina is the president of the Nevada Black Police Association and the Region 1 President of the National Black Police Association.
Regina sits on the Board of Directors for Bolden Little League. This league is comprised of police officers and community members who coach and mentor kids from the Greater West Las Vegas Area. Bolden Little League is the only league under the National Little League Association that does not charge kids a fee to play.
Regina is also an instructor for Toe Tag Monologues where she is committed to seeing our youth survive suicidal thoughts, gangs, drugs, sexual assaults, bullying and many other topics. She is committed to ensure that our youth have all the tools needed for a successful fulfilled life.
Regina had a robust career and worked many assignments while employed by LVMPD. She started her career in 1990 as a corrections officer assigned to the Clark County Detention Center. In 1995 she tested and became a police officer and worked Patrol, Sexual Assault, Recruiting, VICE, D.A.R.E. and Community Policing. Her last career assignment was Bolden Area Command that sits one block away from where she grew up in Gerson Park. This worked to her advantage as she knew exactly what it would take to begin honest and open dialogue with the community, what resources were lacking and how to make it a safer community. Regina spent six years planning community events and outreaches to bridge the gap between the police and community. Her focus was to create a bond between the police and community and ensure that every citizen felt comfortable to stop police officers and ask for help. She used her position to marry Bolden Area Command and the Nevada Black Police to show a united front and have black faces in the community doing positive deeds.
She has comprehensive knowledge and experience in social justice, identifying, coordinating outreach strategies to cultivate relationships with corporations, professional associations, and community partners. While in retirement Regina continues to be a pillar in the community as well as a strong voice for the officers, civilians and community she proudly serves. Regina says, “retirement doesn’t mean you stop working it simply means you work harder for the things that you really love and care about.”