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About the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office a full-service law enforcement organization and “is a modern, dedicated, community-oriented law enforcement agency. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for all law enforcement patrol duties within the unincorporated area of the county, the service of civil process, records retention, issuing concealed weapons permits, court security, forensic investigation, criminal investigation, and all search and rescue functions within the county. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is also responsible for operating the only adult detention facility for pretrial detainees within Washoe County.”

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is organized into a number of division such as Patrol and Detectives.  According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, “The Patrol Division of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office is responsible for all law enforcement duties within the unincorporated area of Washoe County - an area of over 6,700 square miles.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division has a staff of 28 commissioned officers and 4 civilians. Detectives are assigned to specialized units including Crimes vs. Persons, Crimes vs. Property, Crimes vs. Juveniles, and the Incline Village Substation. One detective is assigned to the Reno Police Department's Repeat Offender Program and Sex Offender Unit. Detectives are also involved with other multi-agency units such as the Street Crimes Unit and the DEA Drug Interdiction Task Force.”

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Hostage Situations
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