Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
May 11, 2022 - 9:37AM

For Immediate Release

Your day to meet the K9s - Barks and Badges this Saturday at Bartley Ranch Regional Park

For media inquiries contact:
Sergeant Jeff McCaskill
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: (775) 328-6235
Cell: (775) 453-0107

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office K9 unit invites you to join them for the annual Barks and Badges community event hosted by Washoe County K9 Partners this Saturday at Bartley Ranch Regional Park.

K9 demonstrations will be held every hour, including K9s with RAVEN, K9s demonstrating search techniques, and more! In addition to the K9 demonstrations, there will be plenty of vendors, family activities, food trucks, and displays from the Sheriff's Office.


When: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022

Where: Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno

Who: This FREE family event is open to all ages **Please do not bring dogs/pets **


Barks and Badges supports Washoe County K9 Partners, a local non-profit who provide invaluable support to the Sheriff's Office K9s.  Support from K9 Partners is support coming from the community. That's why the Sheriff's Office considers Barks and Badges to be such a wonderful opportunity for families to meet the dogs and the Deputies assigned to the K9 unit and see live demonstrations that show the dogs in action.

Everyone is invited to this unique opportunity to learn more about your Sheriff's Office K9 team, while supporting them through Washoe County K9 Partners. For more information, visit Washoe County K9 Partners online at, or on Facebook.


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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