Special Operations Division

Special Operations Commander
Captain Frank Schumann


The Special Operations Division of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office is comprised of multiple task forces and units including the Consolidated Bomb Squad, Consolidated Extraditions Unit, Hostage Negotiation Team, K-9 Unit, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center (NNRIC), RAVEN aviation unit, Regional Gang Unit, Search and Rescue, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Vulnerable Persons Unit and Detectives.


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