NHP Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Solow
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Solow

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Solow was sworn in as a Highway Patrol Trooper in July of 1995.  He was initially assigned to the Searchlight/Laughlin duty station and spent time in assignments such as Field Training Officer, Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, and Crash Investigation Instructor.  He was one of the original Troopers assigned at the start-up of NHP’s Crash Investigation Detail in 1998. This was the first formal full-time investigation detail for serious, and often fatal, traffic crashes in the Highway Patrol’s jurisdiction.  Over the years this team has evolved into today’s Multi-disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (MIRT).

He promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September of 2004 and was assigned to the Primm District in Southern Nevada.  Duties as a Sergeant consisted of Rural and Urban Traffic Operations and Administrative Sergeant for Southern Command.  While a Sergeant, he created and implemented the Sergeant Mentoring Program along with revising the Field Training Program to provide modern police training to new Troopers.

He was promoted to Lieutenant in February of 2011, and held assignments as Administrative Commander and Rural Operations Commander.  He was promoted to Captain in March of 2016, and was assigned over Urban Day Shift Operations, Rural Operations, and Commercial Vehicle Operations.  He was named Major/Deputy Chief of Southern Command in May of 2017.  As a Major, he produced monthly messages for his staff focusing on his vision and the mission of the Highway Patrol.  He was appointed as the fifth Lieutenant Colonel of the Highway Patrol in December of 2017.  LTC Solow is an advocate for traffic safety, employee wellness and community engagement.

Additionally, he has been awarded Nevada POST’s Instructor, Intermediate, Advanced, Management and Executive Certificates.  He is a graduate of the Northwestern College for Police Staff and Command Class #339, and Rapport Leadership Breakthrough Class #2811.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Social Science degree from UNLV in 2005.  He is an active member with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).


Message from Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Solow