Tamia Dow is a recently retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Detective. She served twenty-three years with LVMPD. She has worked, patrol operations, community relations, airport operations, investigations and supervisory positions during her career. For seven years until her retirement she worked as a Domestic Violence Detective investigating stalking and violent crimes as they relate to domestic abuse.
Dow has received several awards and recognition during her time of service. Detective Dow was recognized as 2011 Professional of the Year Representing Law Enforcement Profession by Cambridge Who’s Who for her career accomplishments.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval proclaimed February 1, 2012 as a day in honor of Tamia Dow in the state of Nevada recognizing her service to the community.
The Board of commissioners of Clark County Nevada proclaimed February 2, 2012 as Tamia Dow Day in Clark County Nevada to honor her public service and educational endeavors.
Dow graduated from Chaparral High School and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a Master Graduate of Rapport Leadership Institute and a former Dale Carnegie Instructor.
She is an ordain minister and graduated from the International Church of Las Vegas’ Kairos School of ministry.
Dow is a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Women Police. She has been the IAWP Chaplain since 2006 and as such provides spiritual guidance to the members of the IAWP. She authors a blog and writes a column for Women Police Magazine.
Dow is an advocate in the area of violence within the family and violence against women and children. As a Detective, Dow developed a program of training which involved all aspects of the service response for people experiencing violence and abuse.
Since retiring she has been sharing her program worldwide conducting presentations and radio interviews.