Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Nevada Highway Patrol Sign Inter-local Agreement to Improve Officer Presence in the Tahoe Basin

Incline Village, NV…..The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Public Safety, Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) have signed an inter-local agreement this week granting office space to NHP to improve law enforcement presence for residents in the Incline Village/Tahoe Basin areas.

In January 2009, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office realigned the beat areas, incorporating Incline Village into the South District to provide more effective coverage. In this process, the South District’s main office was moved to Longley Lane. This move created available office space at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Incline Village Substation.

Currently, if the Department of Public Safety, Nevada Highway Patrol is requested to handle an incident in the Incline basin area, they respond from Carson City. With this new inter-local agreement, NHP will be using the available Sheriff’s Office Incline Village office space to maintain more centralized coverage.

The Sheriff’s Office has offered the available Incline office space to the NHP at no cost. The Inter-local agreement went into effect on December 14, 2010 and includes space for two working stations space located at 625 Mt. Rose Highway, Incline Village. Nevada Highway Patrol will assume the cost of phones, furniture, computer stations and any other cost incurred within the space.

For more information contact:

PIO Trooper Matt Kaplan with Nevada Highway Patrol at 434-9631 or
Captain Wayne Yarbrough at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at 832-4114

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is the only full service public safety agency operating within Washoe County. The Office is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

Established in 1861, the Office has responsibly grown from a single lawman to an agency of over 800 sworn and civilian personnel. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office has more than 800 trained Citizen Corp and Search and Rescue volunteers. The Office participates in a number of regional and statewide public safety task forces including the Joint Terrorism Task Force, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force, Regional Gang Unit, Graffiti Task Force and the Illegal Dumping Task Force. For more information, visit www.washoesheriff.com.