Lieutenant with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Karen Hughes is a Lieutenant with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department with nearly 28 years of law enforcement experience. A supervisor for over 19 years, she is currently assigned to the Vice/Narcotics Bureau overseeing the Vice Section where she has led a dedicated and diverse group of investigators who are responsible for investigating all crimes associated to prostitution and its demand. This unit is responsible for proactive enforcement efforts in a variety of venues in the Las Vegas valley where prostitution flourishes such as escort services, adult cabarets, hotels, streets, massage parlors, in/out call through internet investigations, adult book stores, and night/pool clubs. The unit has two dedicated teams that investigate all forms of human trafficking that involve the exploitation of adult women and juveniles into the commercial sex trade. The Vice Section is actively involved with the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force and the Innocence Lost National Initiative in an effort to bring strong criminal cases against pimps and seize their assets through partnering with state and federal agencies.
Karen D. Hughes; Lieutenant
LVMPD – VNB-Vice Section