For Immediate Release
PR #:1900054
Date Issued:Jul 07, 2019 - 2:29pm

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam holds promotion ceremony for new captain on Monday

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam will promote Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Max Brokaw to the rank of Captain on Monday.

The promotion ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in the Nevada Room at the Sheriff’s Office, 911 Parr Boulevard. Media is invited. 

Brokaw has served with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office for more than 24 years, working in many areas within the Office, including patrol, detention, and special operations.

Brokaw’s career highlights include:

  • District Court Bailiff
  • member of the Sheriff’s Detention Response Team (DRT)
  • SWAT Team member
  • shift supervisor in detention and patrol
  • eight years as the Sheriff’s Office liaison with the DEA
  • supervisor of the Sheriff’s ATAC Unit

His last assignment before promotion to Captain was as Lieutenant of Detectives, which includes the Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center.

His new assignment will be as Captain over the Special Operations Division.


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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