Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
May 27, 2021 - 9:45AM

For Immediate Release

Operation Safe Spring 2021

Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407


During the week of May 3, 2021, the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) in conjunction with several local and Federal agencies conducted a county wide Sex Offender Compliance operation.  During the operation agencies attempted to contact 1003 convicted Sex Offenders.  The following is a breakdown of the successful operation:

811         Compliant
67           Non-Compliant
5              Arrested 
6              Deceased
114         No-Contact / No Answer at residence / Not home

The investigation is ongoing regarding the non-compliant and non- contacted Sex Offenders.

The operation involved Law Enforcement Officials from the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Police Department of Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT), Parole & Probation, Nevada Attorney General, ICE, and the US Marshals.  In addition to investigators, RSONU provides an Administrative Office Support Specialist who is instrumental with clerical preparation for the operation.   

Currently, there are about 1400 registered sex offenders in the Reno, Sparks and Washoe County area. 

The RSONU is open Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm, excluding holidays, and can be reached at 775-325-6483.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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