Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Oct 25, 2023 - 1:33PM

For Immediate Release

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Announces Incline Village E-Bike Patrol

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office recently purchased six Recon E-Bikes which will be utilized in the Incline Village area beginning in the Spring of 2024.  Of the six, two will be assigned to the Incline High School Resource Deputies and four will be assigned to Deputies working Incline Village patrol and special events.

“Implementing E-Bikes in a patrol capacity is the first by any law enforcement agency in Northern Nevada,” Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said.  “The six bikes will help with traffic and code enforcement around Incline Village and allow Deputies to patrol areas in Incline which have been previously difficult to reach, including beaches, areas around Sand Harbor and trailheads.”

The bikes have a range of between 30-50 miles between charges and top speeds of almost 30 miles per hour.

WCSO Deputies will receive full training by completing a 40-hour Nevada P.O.S.T. bicycle training course. In the Spring of 2024, Deputies will begin to work with and educate Incline Village area E-Bike rental businesses on local laws and begin conducting education and enforcement of those riding their E-bikes and motorized apparatus on trails and sidewalks under Washoe County Code 95.365. 


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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