About the Reno Police
The Reno Police Department has
four Commanders to oversee operations within their assigned areas. Supervised by a Deputy Chief the four commanders oversee
Detective Division; North Patrol Division; South Patrol Division and the Central
Patrol Division. The various division commanders also have ancillary command
responsibilities. As an example, the Central commander is also in charge of the
The Division is made up of the
following units that each investigate specific areas of crime: Robbery/Homicide Unit, Burglary Unit, Auto Theft Unit, Financial/Computer
Crimes Unit, Sex Crimes Unit, Misdemeanor Complaints/Domestic Violence Unit, Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program, and
Sex Offenders' Registration Unit.
In 2000, the Reno Police Department received federal
funding to form a team of training experts to create a new post-Academy training program. They developed an officer training
program that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving. Called The Reno Model, this program recognizes the importance
of problem-solving skills in training a successful police officer. The Reno Model focuses on adult learning methods and other
learning constructs to create a positive experience for the trainee and trainer.