Clarke retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, with the rank of Sergeant, after 27 years of service. During his time with LVMPD he worked in undercover assignments, as a training officer & sergeant, and a traffic enforcement officer & sergeant. In addition, he has worked as the sergeant in charge of special events and supervised a squad of bicycle officers on the Las Vegas Strip. Tracie Paris has been a Registered Nurse for the past 29 years. She has worked as a Trauma/ER Nurse, Outpatient Surgery Nurse and Charge Nurse. In 2006 she was honored as ‘Nurse of the Year’.
Now Clarke and Tracie travel the country to lecture about law enforcement stress as well as the prevention of police, first responder and military suicide. Clarke is devoting his retirement to educating law enforcement, first responders and military members on dealing with PTSD and suicide. In 2000 Clarke authored a book, and in March 2007 began work on the documentary film The Pain Behind The Badge. Clarke and Tracie have traveled the nation presenting The Pain Behind The Badge to thousands of police officers, military personnel, and their spouses. Clarke and Tracie were involved in recovery and training of personnel assigned to VA Tech PD after the 33 student massacre as well as Lakewood Police Department Personnel after that agency’s four officers were murdered as they sat in a coffee shop in November, 2009.