Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
May 05, 2023 - 9:42AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam statement regarding threats against area schools

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls from concerned parents about threats being made at our area schools. We are indirect contact with the Washoe County School District and the Washoe County School Police. The Sheriff's Office is continually monitoring any threats concerning the safety of our area’s students and schools.  

Sheriff Darin Balaam stated, “We take the safety of our children extremely seriously, and we are actively working with our regional law enforcement partners to best ensure the safety of our community.”  

The WCSO encourages the community to continue to report any threats or concerning communications to law enforcement.

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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