Sheriff's Office

Press Release List

Public Information Officer:
Sarah Johns
 
Main Phone: (775) 785-6235  SJohns@washoecounty.us
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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is concerned with keeping the community informed about the operation of the Sheriff's Office. One of the ways to accomplish this is by regularly keeping the news media, and thereby the public, informed of events involving the Sheriff's Office and its personnel. The Public Information Officer (P.I.O.) coordinates this by acting as a liaison between the Sheriff's Office and media representatives. Duties include assisting reporters assigned to cover news stories and providing them with general information at the scene of major incidents. Our goal is to provide timely and factual information to the community we serve.

The P.I.O. is available 24 hours a day to respond to the scene of major incidents.

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Press Releases for the previous three months:

2021

June

June 17, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam’s statement on inaugural Juneteenth holiday, Balaam closes Sheriff’s Office

June 15, 2021

Regional undercover operation leads to arrest of college athlete

June 14, 2021

Washoe County SWAT, Deputies arrest suspect in series of home break-ins after occupied home-invasion and standoff

June 10, 2021

Announcement/Release Title

Regional unit arrests sex offender for non-compliance

Secret Witness tip leads to arrest in counterfeit check scam

June 9, 2021

Non-compliant sex offender charged after home invasion arrest

June 8, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies arrest two sex offenders

June 3, 2021

Sex offender arrested for non-compliance

June 2, 2021

Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy holds graduation ceremony tomorrow

May

May 27, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam disguised as auto-renewal of identity theft protection software

Operation Safe Spring 2021

May 26, 2021

Guide to door to door solicitors

May 25, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff to host Virtual Mental Health Summit Thursday

May 21, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office sees increased response to vehicle burglary cases

May 17, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office focuses on seatbelt safety by participating in Joining Forces Click It or Ticket campaign

May 13, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators asking for public’s help in identifying fraud suspect

May 12, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies find more speeders throughout Joining Forces distracted driving campaign

May 7, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office releases video campaign discussing suicide, mental health awareness

May 4, 2021

Regional unit books sex offender for non-compliance

April

April 29, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office holds “First-Come, First-Served Friday” for CCW appointments

April 26, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office warns of speed limit reduction in Incline Village

April 22, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Participating in Prescription Drugs Round Up this Saturday

April 21, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Publishes Quarterly Statistics on washoesheriff.com

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives seek information in Verdi thefts

April 20, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam’s Statement on Derek Chauvin’s Verdict

April 16, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives seek information after Reno man arrested for sexual assault of a minor

April 13, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies warn of fraudulent Amazon suspicious activity scam

April 12, 2021

RSONU detectives, in partnership with HEAT, arrest sex offender who has never registered in Nevada

April 9, 2021

Phone scammers continue to use fake Washoe County Sheriff's Office identification to try and make a victim out of you

April 8, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office continues efforts to reduce distracted driving by participating in Joining Forces campaign

April 7, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies will cite non-compliant target shooters, Sheriff urges all outdoor enthusiasts to know shooting laws

April 6, 2021

Man arrested in horse slaying booked with additional charges by RSONU, WCSO

April 5, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest man for breaking down door, shooting resident

Fourth man arrested in connection with Incline Village armed robbery

April 2, 2021

Couple arrested with 150+ Fentanyl pills, charged with multiple felonies including possession to sell drugs

April 1, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue teams continue rescuing stranded drivers using Dog Valley or Henness Pass Roads