WCSO Community Partnership Connection

Thank you for your interest in the Washoe County Sheriff's Office monthly eNewsletter, "Community Partnership Connection". Your personal safety and enhancing the quality of life in our region is our highest concern. These publications offer practical and valuable information that can help keep you and your family safe while also providing resources and contacts for you to make informed decisions. It's also an opportunity to know more about your Sheriff's Office: our programs, services and the partnerships we maintain within our community.

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Community Partnership Connection Volume 4, Issue 3 - Mar 25, 2014 (987 KB pdf)
  • Lights, Sirens, Safety: A Crime Prevention and Public Safety Fair in the North Valleys Community
  • Prescription Drug Roundup April 26th
  • "Green for Gold" Supports Pediatric Cancer Research
  • National American Jail Association Honors Members of the Sheriff's Office
  • Reminder! Forensic Science Division Open House
  • Search and Rescue and RAVEN rescue
  • FAQ of the Month
Community Partnership Connection Volume 4, Issue 2 - Feb 25, 2014 (891 KB pdf)
  • If you Think NCIS is Cool, Come See How Forensic Science is Really Done! (April 24, 2014)
  • Late Winter Hiking Tips
  • SO Partners with KNPB for the "Young Writers Workshops"
  • Beware: Work at Home Scams
  • RAS Microchip Campaign Extended to January 2016!
  • Detective Arick Dickson Receives Rotary LE Award
  • Sheriff's SMART Volunteer is "Someone to Know"!
Community Partnership Connection Volume 4, Issue 1 - Jan 27, 2014 (905 KB pdf)
  • Dispatch Trainee Positions Now Available with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office
  • Warning: Fraud Scams Target Utility Customers
  • Sheriff's Office Wins Truckee Meadows Tomorrow's "Take it Personally" Award
  • Live Safely with AlertID
  • Metal Thefts Surfacing again in Reno-Sparks
  • Make Disaster Preparedness Part of Your New Year's Resolution!
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 12 - Dec 20, 2013 (1 MB pdf)
  • Happy Holidays from our Sheriff's Office Family to Yours
  • Winter Weather: Safe Driving on Snow and Ice
  • Get Home Safely on New Year's Eve!
  • Executive Staff Rang the Bells for Salvation Army
  • Deputy Shawn Marston recently recognized at the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security
  • Wreaths Across America
  • DUI Checkpoint and Additional Holiday Traffic Enforcement
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 11 - Nov 26, 2013 (625 KB pdf)
  • Cyber Shopping Safety Tips from the Sheriff's Cyber Crimes Unit
  • Keep your Holidays Safe and Merry while Shopping, Traveling, and at Home
  • Donations Needed for Christmas on the Corridor
  • Thirty-six Recruits Graduated from the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy this Month
  • KTVN TV and Sheriff's Office Partner on "Safety Watch"
  • Deputy Ziggy Terelak Receives Sparks Rotary Law Enforcement Award
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 10 - Oct 30, 2013 (958 KB pdf)
  • Sheriff's Office Launches Android App!
  • We Want Your Family to Have a Safe and Spooktacular Halloween - Halloween Safety Tips
  • WCSO Honors Detention Facility Volunteers This Month
  • Sheriff's Office Deputies Win 2013 Heroes with Heart Award
  • Sheriff's Office Graffiti Cleanup
  • Sun Valley Elementary School Outreach
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 9 - Sep 25, 2013 (575 KB pdf)
  • TAKE CONTROL! Don't allow yourself to be a victim of vehicle burglaries.
  • Child Protection - Abduction and Harm: Prevention Tips for Parents and Guardians.
  • Back to School: Traffic Distractions- slow down and watch for children.
  • Nevada Joining Forces grant provides new radar guns for Sheriff's Office.
  • WCSO featured on the reality show "Jail".
  • Regional Animal Services will offer free microchipping during inaugural Sheriff's Office K9 Run on 9-28-13.
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 8 - Aug 23, 2013 (898 KB pdf)
  • Are you ready for the next emergency? Now is the time to prepare!
  • FREE CERT Training
  • Running is for the Dogs...K9's that is! Sheriff's Office invites public to inaugural K9 Run/Walk on September 28th.
  • Public alerted to be watchful for scammers asking to wire bail money for a friend or relative
  • Sheriff's Office selects new Public Information Officer
  • Sheriff's Deputy Cole Bunyard named Deputy of the Year by Veterans of Foreign Wars
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 7 - Jul 25, 2013 (656 KB pdf)
  • Look, Listen, and Let Someone Know! Report suspicious activity to law enforcement.
  • Homeland Security begins with hometown security. What can you do?
  • Tim Kuzanek Promoted to Undersheriff.
  • "Joining Forces" DUI Enforcement Campaign.
  • Target Shooting Can Cause Wildfires - Recommendations for Shooting Responsibly.
  • Sheriff's Inmate Work Program aids Reno, Washoe County with Graffiti Abatement.
  • Residents can now report graffiti from their iphones and ipads.
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 6 - Jun 28, 2013 (779 KB pdf)
  • Washoe County Sheriff's Office App now available for iPhones and iPads.
  • Regional Animal Services reminds residents to keep their pets safe on 4th of July.
  • Looking for a rewarding career? The SO is currently holding a recruitment drive for Deputy Sheriff applicants.
  • For Cat Owners, Microchips made all the difference in the world.
  • Get along little doggies - a special look at the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive.
  • Beware of Ransomware!
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 5 - May 29, 2013 (759 KB pdf)
  • KNPB Reports on Success of Sheriff's Forensic Mental Health Team
  • Sheriff's Office participates in teddy bear drive for victims of sexual assault
  • Sun Valley Residents encouraged to attend Neighborhood Watch classes
  • Sheriff's Office staff recently attended the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • Sheriff's and TMFPD's Guns and Hoses golf tournament raises nearly $12,000 for the NNCCF
  • Sheriff's Office receives $5,000 donation from AAA Insurance Sparks Galleria Branch
  • The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Citizen Corps is offering a free emergency preparedness and response training academy beginning June 6.
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 4 - Apr 23, 2013 (729 KB pdf)

  • Raising Awareness About Child Abuse and Neglect.
  • Prescription Drug Roundup on April 27th.
  • Denim Day is April 24th. Raising awareness regarding misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
  • Pet Microchip Clinics in May.
  • Sheriff Dispatchers Honored with Red Cross Real Hero Award.
  • "Joining Forces" Results for February's Enforcement Efforts.
  • Sheriff's Office Reminds Residents about County Ordinances Governing Target Shooting in Congested Areas.
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 3 - Mar 28, 2013 (1 MB pdf)
  • Washoe Residents Invited to Enroll in 2013 Regional Citizens Police Academy
  • Help keep kids safe with the Sheriff's Office new Children's Safety Activity Book
  • Deputy Kimberly Vandersyde awarded "Law Enforcement Offer of the Year" by Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Active Assailant Preparedness: Run-Retreat-Resist
  • Graduates from the Spring 2013 Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy
  • Mobile Clinics Boost Microchip Campaign
  • Special thanks to Sheriff's Office Deputy Reserves for assisting in the Boys and Girls Club "Jack Riviglio Cioppino Feed" Fundraiser
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 2 - Feb 15, 2013 (842 KB pdf)
  • Regional Animal Services is offering FREE Microchips for all your pets for a limited time; find out how you can take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.
  • Solo, the Chihuahua, was missing for eight months; returns home thanks to a microchip.
  • What is a Microchip?
  • Run, Retreat, Resist! The Sheriff's Office has joined with KOLO TV - Channel 8 to provide you with valuable information that can help you cope with a workplace active assailant crisis situation, should one arise.
  • Proper emergency training can save you or your family's lives; sign up for the March Community Emergency Response training course today.
  • Risk of car theft increases in the winter. Never leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running.
  • Four important steps that all identity theft victims should take.
Community Partnership Connection Volume 3, Issue 1 - Jan 25, 2013 (564 KB pdf)
  • Sharing our 2012 Accomplishments
  • Regional Animal Services Receives Holiday Food Donation from RKC
  • Sheriff's Office Receives $35,000 Award from FBI to Help Fight Cyber Crimes and Online Exploitation of Children
  • Online Safety Tips
  • Christmas on the Corridor
Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 12 - Dec 12, 2012 (1 MB pdf)
  • 10th annual "Shop with the Sheriff" brings Christmas cheer to 200 children!
  • Sheriff's rescue team members save missing kayakers.
  • Search and Rescue volunteers train for deep water rescues.
  • New feature on AlertID helps to protect family members with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.
  • Planning ahead will help reduce terror of being lost in the wilderness.
  • SO alerts residents of Spanish Springs area of alarming increase in vehicle burglaries.
  • In memory of former Sheriff Vincent Swinney

Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 11 - Nov 20, 2012 (1 MB pdf)
  • Sheriff's Office Launches Deputy Sheriff Recruitment Campaign
  • As Cyber Shopping Monday approaches, the Sheriff's Office Cyber Crime Unit warns public about risks of online shopping
  • SO receives State Award for Joining Forces "Squad of the Year"
  • Compassionate Samaritan helps rescue Wounded Warrior's lost dog
  • A busy Autumn for Sheriff's Air Squadron volunteers
  • "Twelve Tweets of Holiday Safety"
Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 10 - Oct 18, 2012 (768 KB pdf)
  • Cyber Security: Why It's Important to You
  • Police Dogs Converge in Reno for the Western States K9 Trials
  • Prescription Drug Round-Up a Success
  • K9 Akim Receives Ballistic Vest from Northern Nevada AKC Club
  • Playing it Safe on Halloween
  • Free Halloween Candy X-Rays
  • Deputy Dahlen Wins 2012 Trauma Intervention Program "Heroes with Heart" Award
  • Christmas on the Corridor is Right Around the Corner

Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 9 - Sep 14, 2012 (983 KB pdf)
  • September is National Preparedness Month
  • Emergency Family Preparedness Part 9 of 9: Make a Plan, Assemble a Kit and Stay Informed
  • Free Emergency Preparation and Response Training
  • The Adventures of Ponyo the Cat - Another Incredible Cat Homecoming Thanks to Proper Identification
  • Victim Advocate Receives a Gift of the "Heart"
  • "Joining Forces" Impaired Driving Awareness and Enforcement Campaign Results
Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 8 - Aug 22, 2012 (971 KB pdf)
  • Nevada's New Off-Road Vehicle Registration Law
  • Emergency Preparedness Part 8 of 9: Flu Pandemics and West Nile Virus
  • Volunteer Yoga Instructors Provide Classes to Help Improve the Lives of Women in Custody at Detention Facility
  • Cat lost for a year, returned home thanks to microchip
  • Sheriff's Citizen Corps Volunteers Help Safeguard County's River Parks
Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 7 - Jul 25, 2012 (651 KB pdf)
  • Sheriff's Forensic Science Division Alerts Public to New Types of Dangerous Drugs
  • Emergency Family Preparedness Part 7 of 9: Preserving Your Family Documents
  • Regional Animal Services Receives $200,000 award from Maddie's Fund
  • Clear Channel Outdoor Supports Regional Animal Services "Hot Dog" Campaign
  • Citizen Corps Volunteer Uses Training to Save a Life During Lunch

Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 6 - Jun 29, 2012 (468 KB pdf)
  • It's Hot Dog Season! WC Regional Animal Services is Launching New Summer Safety Campaign
  • Emergency Family Preparedness Part 6 of 9: Weather Related Extreme Heat - Suggestions to Protect Yourself and Others
  • Crime Lab's New Toxicology Supervisor Brings Experience and Passion To Her New Role
  • Home Safety Tips for Summer Travelers
  • Regional Animal Services Offers 4th of July Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 5 - May 31, 2012 (1 MB pdf)
  • Federal Grant Funds Community's New Critical Response Vehicle
  • Emergency Family Preparedness Part 5 of 9: How you can help prevent emergencies at home
  • Regional Animal Services Partnership with TMCC Provides Students Hands-on Experience with Pawed Patients
  • Summer "Knock and Lock" Campaign Underway
  • Regional Animal Services Launches Community Outreach Campaign on "Hot Dogs"
Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 4 - Apr 24, 2012 (1 MB pdf)
  • There's a New Sheriff's Website in Town
  • Emergency Family Preparedness Part 4 of 9: Be Prepared for Different Emergencies
  • Sheriff's Office Hosts American Jail Association Conference - Jail Professionals Across the U.S. in Reno
  • 1925 Auto Loaned to Sheriff's Office by Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Deputy Cole Bunyard Honored at 25th Annual James D. Hoff Peace Officers Memorial
  • New Feature for AlertID: Community Watch Pictures
Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 3 - Mar 23, 2012 (877 KB pdf)
  • Sheriff Forced to Eliminate Graffiti Investigations
  • Emergency Family Preparedness Part 3 of 9 - Preparing for Possible Evacuation.
  • Develop a Pet Evacuation Plan
  • "Someone Who Cares" Donates Totes to Help Sheriff's Victim Advocate
  • Front Desk at 911 Parr Closed on Weekends Due to Budget Cuts
  • TMCC's Veterinary Technician Program - Hands on Experience with Pawed Patients
  • AlertID Offers New Feature - Virtual Neighborhood
Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 2 - Feb 28, 2012 (1 MB pdf)
  • Sheriff's Office Assumes Management of Washoe County Regional Animal Services
  • Emergency Family Preparedness Part 2 of 9: Create an Emergency Supply Kit
  • Highlight on Ryan Hood, a 17-year-old CERT Graduate who helped his Neighbors during the Washoe Drive Fire
  • Generous Donation Brings New K9 Akim to the Sheriff's Office
  • Federal Grant Boosts Sheriff's Crime Lab's Battle Against Backlog
  • Mail Theft- How to Protect Against Thieves
  • Animal Control Officer Heidi Mittelstaedt Rescues Tabby Cat on US 395 During Rush Hour
Community Partnership Connection Volume 2, Issue 1 - Jan 27, 2012 (1 MB pdf)
  • At Home or Work: Strategic Placement of Surveillance Camera's
  • Home Care Guide to Emergency Preparedness
  • Quiz: How prepared are you for an emergency?
  • Emergency Family Preparedness Part 1 of 9: Make a Communication Plan
  • Sheriff's Office Mourn Death of K-9 Kraft
  • Regional Notification: How residents are notified in times of crisis
  • Joining Forces DUI Enforcement Campaign-Results Data
  • SO's New Victim Advocate Kasey LaFoon
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 12 - Dec 16, 2011 (1 MB pdf)
  • Safe Driving on Snow and Ice: What to Do, What Not to Do
  • Scammers Prey on Kindhearted during the Holidays
  • Detention Response Team treats 40 Life Care Center Residents to Bingo
  • Shop with the Sheriff
  • Recon, the Sheriff's Office K-9 is featured on the cover of the Nov-Dec issue of K-9 Cop magazine.
  • In memory of Gordon Cupples
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 11 - Nov 17, 2011 (849 KB pdf)
  • Keep your holidays safe and merry while shopping, traveling and at home
  • Free CERT classes available to the public - next session begins 12/2/11
  • Successful Inmate Substance Abuse Treatment program saves hundreds of thousands in tax dollars
  • The Sheriff's Office sweeps the DPS Office of Traffic Safety Joining Forces awards
  • AlertID is looking for volunteers to serve as public safety ambassadors
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 10 - Oct 21, 2011 (963 KB pdf)
  • October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month - 30 tips to keep you safe.
  • Spotlight on...The Northern Nevada Cyber Center
  • Graffiti Cleanup Day on October 8th - Citizens Fight Back
  • Halloween Safety Guide
  • 10 Tips for Safe Winter Hiking
  • Prescription Round-Up on October 29th!
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 9 - Sep 21, 2011 (967 KB pdf)
  • Residents can help in the fight against graffiti
  • Reminding residents of congested area ordinances during hunting season
  • Nevada's new cell phone and texting laws in effect October 1st
  • Edible Pedal 100 Bike Event
  • October is cyber crime awareness month
  • Personal note from Sheriff Haley concerning the recent air race tragedy
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 8 - Aug 23, 2011 (990 KB pdf)
  • New cell phone and texting laws
  • Back to school reminders - safe driving
  • RAVEN's helicopter gets authorization to fight fires
  • Suggestions on how to avoid common distracted driving mistakes
  • How community service work crews are keeping the Truckee Meadows beautiful by cleaning up three illegal dump sites
  • Alertid reaches 25,000 members
  • Results from the DUI saturation enforcement in June and July.
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 7 - Jul 15, 2011 (949 KB pdf)
  • Guide to door-to-door solicitors
  • Tim Kuzanek fills open Assistant Sheriff Position
  • Summer brings heightened risk for residents who play in Truckee River
  • Trauma Intervention Program (TIP)
  • Ruby Red Heels help victims of Domestic Violence (Run the Bases with Aces)
  • Air squadron supports Oregon SAR program
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 6 - Jun 15, 2011 (318 KB pdf)
  • Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS)
  • Crisis Call Center provides victim advocate for Sheriff's Office
  • As summer party season approaches - the Sheriff's Office warns young adults to protect themselves against sexual assault
  • Detention Response Team (DRT) and Regional Aviation Enforcement (RAVEN) Unit
  • Detention Response Team trains with RAVEN
  • Keep your children and teens safe online
  • National Jail Leadership Command Academy graduates
  • Alertid offers free online child health and ID kits
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 5 - May 15, 2011 (1 MB pdf)
  • Sheriff rallies public at town hall meeting to preserve public safety
  • Local teen CERT volunteers sweep state emergency response competition
  • Graffiti: What you can do (part 2 of a 2 part series)
  • 1935 death of Sheriff's deputy Swaney recognized at peace officers memorials
  • Keep vehicles and valuables safe while enjoying the outdoors and parks
  • Asking parents to "Take 25" - 25 minutes to talk to their children
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 4 - Apr 15, 2011 (727 KB pdf)
  • Washoe Sheriff supports sexual assault awareness month
  • Sheriff issues commendation for prevention of suicide
  • Graffiti: What does it say (part 1 of a 2 part series)
  • Sexual Assault Awareness - Reduce your risk of becoming a victim
  • SO testing new e-ticket program to increase efficiency and safety
  • Protect yourself from Identity Theft: Defend (part 3 of a 3 part series)
  • Alertid offers sex offender data to members
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 3 - Mar 15, 2011 (937 KB pdf)
  • Vehicle Burglaries Increase in the Spring/Summer - How You Can Prevent from Being Burglarized
  • WCSO mourns death of K9 Zak
  • Sheriff's Office alerts public about simulated bath salts that may be the "new high"
  • Washoe Sheriff's annual awards ceremony
  • Metal thefts are on the rise
  • Protect yourself from Identity Theft: Detect (part 2 of a 3 part series)
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 2 - Feb 15, 2011 (444 KB pdf)
  • Washoe County Sheriff's Office Celebrates Sesquicentennial! 150 years of proud service to our community
  • Alertid provides everyday protection for family and neighborhood
  • Community Emergency Response Teams: You can't predict, but you can prepare!
  • Sheriff's Reserve Deputies save county over $280K
  • Reserve Deputy Sheriff program benefits from community partnership with REMSA
  • Protect yourself from Identity Theft: Minimize your risk (part 1 of a 3 part series)
  • Washoe County Crime Rates
Community Partnership Connection Volume 1, Issue 1 - Jan 15, 2011 (765 KB pdf)
  • Sheriff's Office Receives Homeland Security Grants
  • Inmates using the cell phone as a weapon
  • Washoe County Sheriff's "Shop with the Sheriff"
  • Protecting yourself against ski and snowboard theft
  • Christmas on the Corridor
  • iWebVisit - web-based video two-way visitation for inmates
  • Salvation Army Champions
  • Detectives arrest suspect in New Years robbery
  • Washoe County Sheriff's Office Community Relations Section

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