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Incline Village's 50th Anniversary of the Sheriff's Incline Substation Super User


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office invited residents to join them for a celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Incline Village Substation on Saturday, July 26, 2014 . Residents got a chance to meet the Sheriff's Office staff and learn about the services provided through the Substation. They were able to tour the facility and see the results of the recently completed remodeling project. The visitors to the celebration also had the chance to meet some of the Sheriff's Office K9 team...

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WCSDA Annual Direct Mail Campaign is Underway!


The Washoe County Sheriffs' Deputies Association has launched it's annual 2015 Residential Direct Mail Fundraising Campaign! This program will be mailed to most residences throughout our jurisdiction. This is an official and authorized program being conducted exclusively by the Washoe County Sheriffs' Deputies Association. We are using this direct mail medium because we believe it is the most ethical, respectful, and professional way to raise valuable funds for our group. It is also a valu...

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DUI Arrests Are Up


It’s a story heard a lot these days. Alcohol-related arrests of drivers operating a car under the influence is skyrocketing in many places.In the Province of Ontario, Canada, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) agency announced that impaired driving arrests were up in January 37% compared to the same time last year. OPP Officers logged 118 impaired driving charges in January, versus 86 charges in January of 2014.The latest statistics come on the heels a fatal crash on Highway 401 in Whitby that ...

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Panel reviews bill to alter pension fund, tackle liability


BY MICHELLE RINDELSASSOCIATED PRESS CARSON CITY, NEV. A Republican-backed bill that would significantly change the Nevada Public Employees' Retirement System got a closer review Wednesday from a legislative money committee, as rooms nearly full of opponents looked on. The Assembly Ways and Means Committee combed through the details of AB190, which aims to transition the public pension program into something more akin to a private 401(k) plan. Bill sponsor Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, said t...

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Washoe County Courthouse


Sheriff Allen commends court Deputies for defusing a potentially life-threatening kidnap attempt at the Mills B. Lane Courthouse The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office released a court security photo today showing Deputies and security staff assigned to the Mills B. Lane Justice Center in downtown Reno safely defusing a potentially life-threatening kidnap attempt that occurred within the lobby of the courthouse last Friday afternoon. Sheriff Chuck Allen commended the actions of the Deputies who were...

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Law Enforcement Memorial Run


Yesterday, several staff from the Sheriff's Office participated in the Law Enforcement Memorial Torch Run honoring fallen officers from the State of Nevada. ‎WCSO‬ Deputies from various divisions ran a 12 mile leg from Smith Valley to Wellington to memorialize those officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Leading the pack was our own K9 Rony who carried the baton first, then passed to the remaining team members. Inside the baton was the roll call of the officers who had lost their lives this y...

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James D. Hoff Memorial

FRIDAY, 08 MAY 2015

Law Enforcement officials and dignitaries from across the region stood in silent reverence showing their solidarity and respect for those Law Enforcement personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Today was the 27th James D. Hoff Memorial held at Idlewild Park in Reno Nevada. This annual formal event also recognizes Law Enforcement individuals who survived harrowing situations while on duty. Two members of the Washoe County Sheriff Deputies Association were honored today for th...

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