Criminal Investigation Unit
Detectives investigate, arrest, and assist in the prosecution of those who commit crimes against the citizens of Washoe County. Detectives investigate all felony and some of the gross misdemeanor violations committed within the unincorporated area of Washoe County. Investigations are done in a manner that ensures the constitutional rights of all individuals. The Detective Division is organized into two specialized units: Crimes vs. Persons and Crimes vs. Property. There is also one detective assigned to the Sparks Police Department's Regional Sex Offender Unit.