For Immediate Release
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PR #:1300087
Date Issued:Aug 19, 2013 - 9:07am

Washoe County Sheriff's Office selects new Public Information Officer

CONTACT:Tami Cummings
Community Relations
911 Parr Blvd Reno, NV 89512
Office (775) 785-6205

Washoe County Sheriff Michael Haley announced last Friday that he has selected Bob Harmon to serve as Public Information Officer.  Harmon will serve as the primary contact for media seeking information about the Sheriff’s Office and its many programs, services and initiatives.

Harmon brings over 30 years of experience in journalism and public service to his new assignment.  A graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Journalism, Harmon spent 15 years working in newsrooms at both KCBS and KTTV television stations in Los Angeles. In 1995 he moved to Reno to work on the Assignment Desk at KTVN.

In 1997, Harmon was appointed Public Information Office for Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa. Since that time, he has served as PIO for the Washoe County Manager’s Office, Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs, Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, and Washoe County Senior Services.

Harmon began working part-time with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Community Relations Section in 2010.   

“The men and women of the Sheriff’s Office deeply appreciate the role of information in empowering the public and the importance of our partnership with the media in helping to keep the public informed on issues of public safety,” Harmon said. “I look forward to being an integral part of that partnership.”

Bob Harmon’s contact information:
Office phone: (775) 785-6235
Cell phone: (775) 771-8252

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.


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