P. MICHAEL MURPHY, DBA, D-ABMDI, Coroner
P. Michael Murphy is the Coroner for the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner and has been with the office since 2002. In addition while being Coroner, he served as the Interim Director of Juvenile Justice Services for Clark County for over six months in 2005 and currently as Clark County Lobbyist for 76th & 77th Legislative Sessions.
As Coroner, Dr. Murphy brings thirty plus years of law enforcement and public service experience to the position, working as an entry level police officer in Kansas City, Kansas to serving as Chief of Police in Mesquite, Nevada. He has worked for several municipalities including Boulder City, Mesquite, City of Las Vegas and now Clark County.
Michael is the Past President of the International Association of Coroner & Medical Examiners (IAC&ME) and has served as Past President of the Nevada Chapter of the FBI National Academy (FBINA), Nevada Sheriff’s and Chief’s Association, Past Chairman of the State of Nevada Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Commission (POST) as well as Advisory Board member of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP). He continues to serve on numerous committees at the federal, state and local levels.
He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a doctoral degree in Business Administration with California Pacific University. Coroner Murphy has been awarded the Administrator of the Year by the American Society of Public Administrator (ASPA) Nevada Chapter, Clark County Director of the Year and his office received the Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Death Investigations and Unidentified Victims Awards from the International Homicide Investigator’s Association.
Dr. Murphy has been a guest lecturer, instructor and subject matter consultant regarding law enforcement topics, medicolegal death investigations, management topics and a wide variety of motivational presentations. He has been honored to provide instructional guidance internationally to various government agencies in Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Tanzania, Uganda, Turkmenistan, Republic of Georgia and most recently Columbia.