Sheriff's Office

Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association

Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association
911 Parr Boulevard
Reno, Nevada 89512
(775) 328-3010

The Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association, Inc. is a non-profit IRS 501(c) (3) association composed of civic minded business and community leaders dedicated to supporting the goals and mission of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.  Monies generated by the initiation fees, annual dues, grants and donations received by the Association are used for special training and equipment designed to assist the Washoe County Sheriff's Office in promoting the welfare and safety of its law enforcement personnel and the communities served by that agency.

 The purpose of WCHDSA is to initiate, sponsor, promote, and carry out plans, policies, activities, and development of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office specifically, and law enforcement generally.  This benefits the public as it lessens the burdens of government.  In addition, they assist in the erection and maintenance of buildings for law enforcement education and training, aid with tuition and training expenses, equipment, and supplies.

 The Association meets on a quarterly basis and occasionally meetings are scheduled in conjunction with tours of the various sites and facilities operated by the Sheriff's Office.

 The tours provide an opportunity to learn first-hand the capabilities of this Office and to see the improvements in safety, technology and effectiveness achieved through the combined efforts of the members and the dedicated staff at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.  The meetings include the opportunity once a year for members to participate in weapon training activities at the Regional Public Safety Training Facility.

 Other meetings are hosted by members of the Association who offer short demonstrations or explanation of the wide-range of operational programs maintained by the Sheriff's Office, including the latest in crime fighting concerns and techniques as well as the opportunity to tour our member's interesting facilities.

 One of the highlights of the year is when the Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office host the Annual “Shop with the Sheriff” Event.  Usually, one night each year at a local Walmart, we pair children who are referred by local non-profit agencies with volunteers from the Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Sheriff’s Office for a once in a lifetime shopping experiencewhere they can purchase items for themselves and/or members of their family.  This year the event was a drive thru event where the agencies served 105 families.  The total raised and then spent on the families was $52,500.   

 For your convenience, we have provided a link below with information about membership levels including the application process, and a link to the application.  If you have further questions, please call 775-328-3010 or email



WCHDSA Application