LAS VEGAS -- Former Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody officially announced Thursday his plans to run for Clark County Sheriff.
Moody is a U.S. Marine Corp veteran who joined Metro Police in 1983. He spent eight years as a member of Metro's executive staff.
He announced his retirement from the force in July, following a controversial decision by Sheriff Doug Gillespie to not fire an officer who had shot and wounded an unarmed man.
In a statement, Moody said, "what Metro needs more than anything else right now is strong leadership, innovation, and an overall improvement in how we deliver police services to our community."
Sheriff Gillespie announced in August his decision not to seek a third term.
The primary election is set for June 10, 2014.