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Michael A. Harris – Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) for the Homeland Security Investigations

August 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Michael Harris is the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) for the U.S. Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Las Vegas Field Office. As the highest ranking special agent in Las Vegas, he has a vast amount of experience coordinating and managing large special events. ASAC Harris has been appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security as a Deputy Federal Coordinator for the SEAR 1 & 2 events such as the New Year’s Eve Las Vegas and Consumer Electronic Shows. ASAC Harris’s current assignment has provided him with a vast amount of knowledge coordinating, collaborating, and liaising with federal, state, local law enforcement agencies as the highest levels. On a daily occurrence, ASAC Harris coordinates with law enforcement officials, as well as hotel and casino security professionals to ensure the public safety of more than 46 million annual visitors that travel to Las Vegas, in addition to the 2.1 million citizens that live and work in southern Nevada. His tenure as the ASAC in the city known as the entertainment capital of the world, has provided him the opportunities to build and maintain a network of law enforcement, civilian contacts, and city officials within the community to gather information and intelligence that specifically connects to the DHS missions of border security, national security and public safety.

ASAC Harris has held various management and leadership positions as a Special Agent with the titles of Supervisory Special Agent, Section Chief, Unit Chief, and ASAC. He has more than 18 years of management experience as a criminal investigator in addition to his military leadership experience.

Mr. Harris began his law enforcement career with the U.S. Air Force, Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). During his time with AFOSI, he conducted a wide array of investigations involving deaths, narcotics, commercial fraud, and anti-terrorism. In 1993, Mr. Harris was selected as AFOSI Special Agent of the Year. Following this time with AFOSI, Mr. Harris served as a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducting criminal investigations and working undercover assignments.
ASAC Harris was a mid-level manager at ICE HQ from 2008 – 2011 where he had oversight of the Management Oversight Unit and coordinated all outside audits from DHS-OIG. In addition, he was responsible for handling Management Inquiries and Fact Finders to investigate minor disciplinary issues.
Mr. Harris has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Troy State University and he is a graduate of Rancho High School, Las Vegas.



August 22, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Las Vegas Rotary Club
(702) 433-7451
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Lawry’s The Prime Rib
4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy
Las Vegas, NE 89169 United States
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(702) 893-2223
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