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Carlito Rayos


Criminal Justice


Carlito Rayos has nearly two decades of service in public safety and policy at the local, state, tribal and federal level. Carlito has served within command and general staff as well as a responder for both proactive and reactive incidents of national significance. Rayos is the Hazardous Materials and Critical Infrastructure Coordinator for the Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) in Las Vegas, NV. Before joining CCFD, Rayos most recently assisted the Moapa Band of Paiutes (NV) with COVID-19 response and recovery efforts as the Emergency Management Sergeant within Moapa Tribal Police Department. Carlito previously served as the Emergency Manager for the City of North Las Vegas; Las Vegas Valley Water District/Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Nevada National Security Site. Rayos also served as the Operations Officer for the 92nd Civil Support Team – Weapons of Mass Destruction (CST-WMD).

Rayos holds certifications as a(n) Emergency Manager, Hazmat Tech, Firefighter II, EMT, Fire and Explosives Investigator as well as Advanced NV POST. Rayos holds advanced degrees in Public Management and Crisis and Emergency Management from UNLV where he now serves as an associate professor within the Criminal Justice Department. Rayos has served as a commissioned officer within the US Coast Guard and Army. Rayos continues his military service as a field grade officer within US Army Reserves where he currently commands a Tactical PSYOP Company. Rayos is a second generation Las Vegas native who is an avid motorcycle enthusiast that loves traveling, boating and off-roading with his wife and children.