Trees bloom outside the County`s Administrative Complex on 9th Street
Trees bloom outside the County`s Administrative Complex on 9th Street

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Washoe County Sheriff's Office

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is a modern, dedicated, community-oriented law enforcement agency.  The Sheriff's Office is responsible for all law enforcement patrol duties within the unincorporated area of the county, the service of civil process, records retention, issuing concealed weapons permits, court security, forensic investigation, criminal investigation, and all search and rescue functions within the county.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is also responsible for operating the only adult detention facility for pretrial detainees within Washoe County. Find out more information about the hiring process for Deputy Sheriff (Recruit and P.O.S.T Certified) at the WCSO Recruitment Information

Review information on the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy.

Sheriff's Self-Screening Checklist

Study Guide for Deputy / Recruit Written Exam

Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training Physical Fitness Standards

Regional Public Safety Training Center (RPSTC)


Reserve Deputy

If you are interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy, please visit  This link will provide you with specific information on the necessary qualifications, selection criteria, and the required application.  Once you print and fill out the application, you can submit it directly to the Sheriff’s office for review.  If you have any additional questions, please call 328-2196.

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